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James Purcell BOWERMAN

Regimental number3263
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Hobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLower Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, W Bowerman, Lower Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 13 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death1 August 1916
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialPuchevillers british Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 66), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary BOWERMAN. Native of Hobart, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsCousins: 2 killed
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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