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Regimental number2987
Date of birth8 August 1898
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolChristian Brothers' Catholic School, Ovingham, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBrompton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinSister, Mrs Rose Barklay, 2nd Street, Brompton, South Australia
Enlistment date21 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Discharge date24 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2986 Pte Clement Cornelius Selwyn SOWTER, 32nd Bn, died of wounds, 30 October 1918; 677 Pte Arthur Roy SOWTER, returned to Australia; 3989 Pte Charles Selwyn SOWTER, 45th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 April 1919; 1995 Pte Percival Bonnar SOWTER, 16th Machine Gun Company, returned to Australia, 31 January 1918.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, France, Belgium. Wounded, Hindenburg Line, 29 September 1918; invalided to England. Arrived back in Australia, 8 March 1919.
Date of death3 September 1967

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