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Henry George BOWEN

Regimental number4738
Place of birthMacksville New South Wales
SchoolWirrimbi Public School, Nambucca River, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressMacksville, Nambucca River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Mr. F.G. Bowen, Macksville, Nambucca River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 28 October 1916
Date of death28 October 1918
Age at death24.7
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, grave No. 86), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick George and Catherine M. BOWEN, Macksville, Nanbucca River, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 7690 Pte Joseph BOWEN, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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