|Place of birth||Nabiac New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Nabiac, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E J Bowers, Nabiac, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil (living in exempt area for compulsory training scheme)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||20th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/37/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers:  Lt Horace James BOWERS MSM, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 March 1919; 971 Pte Norman Harcourt BOWERS MM, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 April 1919; 582 Corporal Stanley Wilson BOWERS, 12th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 25 September 1919.|
Put up age from 16 to enlist.
War service: embarked Sydney, 11 March 1916; disembarked Egypt.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 9 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 18 May 1916. Admitted to 13th General Hospital, Etaples, 13 July 1916 (german measles, slight); discharged to Base Details, 26 July 1916; joined 20th Bn, 30 July 1916.
Wounded in action, 26 August 1916 (gun shot wound, buttock); admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 1 September 1916. transferred to England, 7 September 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth. Marched in to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, from hospital, 2 November 1916; granted furlough, 4 November 1916; marched in to No. 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 20 November 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 24 January 1917; rejoined Bn in the field, 13 March 1917.
Wounded in action, 2 May 1917 (gun shot wound, left knee); admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 4 May 1917; transferred to No. 2 Convalescent Depot, 18 May 1917; to No. 11 Convalescent Depot, 2 June 1917. Admitted to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 July 1917 (diptheria); transferred to 25th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 9 July 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 13 July 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 1 August 1917.
Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 August 1917 (fragments of old gun shot wound, left leg); transferred to 58th General Hospital, St Omer (26 August 1917; to 4th Convalescent Depot, Havre, 8 September 1917 (tonsillitis); to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 8 September 1917; to 7th Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 3 October 1917; to 10th Convalescent Depot, 6 October 1917;to 14th Convalescent Depot, Trouville, 11 October 1917; to Base Depot, 6 December 1917; rejoined Bn in the field, 26 December 1917. On leave to England, 5 January 1918; rejoined Bn, Belgium, 20 January 1918. Transferred to 15th Bn, Belgium, 10 February 1918.
Wounded in action, 4 July 1918 (gun shot wound, left forearm); admitted to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 6 July 1918; to 74th General Hospital, Trouville, 8 July 1918; to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 2 August 1918; rejoined unit, 25 September 1918.
On leave to England, 20 November 1918; rejoined unit, France, 7 December 1918.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 29 January 1918; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Commonwealth, 13 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 12 June 1919; discharged, 10 August 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal