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Robert BOWERS

Regimental number288
Date of birth2 October 1897
Place of birthMount Morgan, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTanner
AddressArtillery Barracks, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinR B Bowers, 131 Monger Street, Leederville
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery, 11th Battery. Enlisted 29 April 1915
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameSiege Artillery Brigade
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Group
FateReturned to Australia 31 December 1917
Discharge date7 March 1918 (Honourably)
Family/military connectionsBrother: Sergeant John BOWERS, Reg. No. 3414. DCM-6th F.C.E. Disch.20/3/19
Other details

Wounded in action 2/8/17,Nieuport, Belgium

Disembarked at Fremantle 6/2/18, A54'Runic'

Married Pearline Lillian Bird on 21 October 1925

Assisted in the capture of survivors of "Kormoran"(sank HMAS Sydney)19/11/41
Date of death8 January 1973
Age at death75
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia

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