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Alfred Thomas BOWEN

Regimental number75
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSolider
AddressMaribyrnong Barracks, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMrs C A Bowen, 2 Woolacoth Street, Moreland, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the battery waggon lines were bombarded with gas and his explosives, causing much confusion, this W.O., on his captain becoming a casualty, took charge, and by his coolness and resource reorganized the lines, thus enabling the battery to remain mobile.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Medaille Militaire (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 December 1919

Date of death5 February 1945
Place of burialBoxhill Cemetery

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