|Place of birth||Walcha, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Walcha, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs L. Bowden, Walcha, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||53rd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.
Transferred to 2nd ANZAC Headquarters, 30 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 13 June 1916.
On leave, 11 December 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 26 December 1917.
Admitted to New Zealand Field Ambulance, 1 January 1918 (gonorrhoea); transferred same day to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Ambulance Train, 2 January 1918; admitted to 7th Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 3 January 1918; transferred to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 5 January 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 4 April 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 94 days.
Taken on strength, 31st Bn, in the field, 13 April 1918.
Transferred to 53rd Bn, 22 September 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 27 December 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 16 January 1919.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 5 March 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devanah', 8 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 26 June 1917; discharged, Sydney, 18 August 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Macquarie Park Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BOWDEN Frederick James|