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James John SOWDEN

Regimental number3268
Place of birthKingston, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressGauge Street, West End, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 10"
Weight180 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Ada Walterton, High Street, Kings, Langley, Herts, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 October 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1918
Discharge date23 July 1918
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Dunuegan Castle', 13 March 1918; discharged Brisbane, 23 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 August 1929
Place of burialBallina Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SOWDEN James John

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