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Leslie Harold BOWER

Regimental number2918
Place of birthHorsham, Victoria
SchoolState School, Horsham, Victoria, and Princess Royal State School, Western Australia
AddressGeraldton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Godfrey Bower, Geraldton, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1916
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Date of death8 August 1918
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialVillers-Brettoneux Military Cemetery (Plot XII, Row B, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Godfrey and Flora Ann BOWER. Born at Horsham, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3029 Percival Henry BOWER, 51st Bn and Wireless Squadron, 1st Australian Division, returned to Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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