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William John BOWEN

Regimental number175
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolSubiaco State School, Western Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDriver
AddressKooyong Road, East Caulfield
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinR J Bowen, Kooyong Road, East Caulfield
Previous military serviceServed in state School Cadets, WA.
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 8 September 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*I think enlist date on NR is wrong and should be 1915 otherwise it does not make sense
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Date of death8 September 1916
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialEstaires Communal Cemetery (Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 11), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
115
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Annie BOWEN, Whittlesea, Victoria

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