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Frank Leslie SOWTON

Regimental number4521
Place of birthNorwood, South Australia
SchoolRose Park Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address123 Sydenham Road, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Sowton, 123 Sydenham Road, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateDied of disease 18 April 1919
Age at death25.1
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialSutton Veny (St. John) Churchyard (Plot 83, Row L, Grave No. 3), Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary SOWTON, 17 May Terrace, Kensington Park, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 978 Pte Stanley Seymour SOWTON, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919; Cousins: 3043 Pte Claude Colin Bruce SOWTON, 16th Bn, killed in action, 11 April 1917; 20277 Gunner Nicholas Hope SOWTON, 8th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 24 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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