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John McDonald BOWDEN

Regimental number6063
Place of birthNumurkah, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPostal employee
AddressNumurkah, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J Bowden, Numurkah, Victoria
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 11 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'(E. of Ypres 4-5 October 1917) Valuable services in maintaining communications in carrying messages under heavy fire.'
Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 11 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919

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