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Regimental number6812
Place of birthHuon, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNew Norfolk, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Mr W Bowden, Bryn Estyn, New Norfolk, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets, Tasmania.
Enlistment date13 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death20 April 1918
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and May Jane BOWDEN; native of Huon, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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