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William Arthur BOWER

Regimental number2284
Date of birth13 September 1895
Place of birthArmidale, New South Wales
SchoolArmidale Public School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressGuyra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, William John Bower, Filbuster via Armidale, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2282 Private Henry Richard BOWER, 33rd Battalion, returned to Australia 4 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front: Disembarked Plymouth 9 January 1917; proceeded overseas to France 28 March 1917; marched in to Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 31 March 1917; marched out to front 20 April 1917 and taken on strength of 33rd Battalion.

Wounded in action 15 October 1917; admitted to 7th Combined Clearing Hospital (Gun shot wound, face); transferred to 6th Convalescent Depot 18 October 1917. Marched out to base depot 21 IOctober 1917; marched out to front 3 November 1917 and rejoined unit.

Proceeded on leave to England 2 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave 23 March 1918.

Wounded in action second occasion (gassed) 18 April 1918; admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station 20 April 1918; Admitted to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport. Marched out to convalescent depot 15 August 1918; rejoined his unit 14 September 1918

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death28 September 1932
Place of burialBaptist Cemetery, Rookwood, Sydney, New South Wales

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