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Percy Ambrose BOWER

Regimental number3012
Place of birthCandela, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressLongfield, Mullumbimby, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Bower, Longfield, Mullumbimby, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 12th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date10 October 1916
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1919
Discharge date25 February 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Yipiringa', 15 November 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 9 January 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 25 February 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Langefield, New South Wales.
Date of death9 April 1985
Age at death90
Place of burialMullumbimbi Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOWER Percy Ambrose

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