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Stanley Wilson BOWERS

Regimental number582
Place of birthNabiac, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNabiac, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Alfred Bowers, Nabiac, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Discharge date15 December 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [859] Lt Horace James BOWERS MSM, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 March 1919; 4068 Pte Cyril John BOWERS, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 April 1919; 971 Pte Norman Harcourt BOWERS MM, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded from Egypt to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli), 12 April 1915. Admitted to No. 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 23 April 1915.

Landed at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915. Wounded in action, 29 April 1915 (gun shot wound, thigh, arm, shoulder). Admitted to 1st General Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt, 7-8 June 1915; discharged to duty, 20 June 1915. Admitted to No. 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 9 October 1915 (Nile fever); transferred to Convalescent Home, Alexandria, 19 October 1915; discharged to Australian Base Cairo, 15 November 1915, and placed on duty at No. 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia. Transferred to Australian Army Medical Corps, Tel el Kebir, 22 March 1916. Appointed Corporal, 17 June 1916.

Embarked for the United Kingdom from Alexandria on board HT 'Valdivia', 14 September 1916; marched in to No. 2 Camp, Parkhouse, England, 28 September 1916. Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 18 October 1916; discharged from 1 ADH to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 19 November 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 97 days.

Marched in to No. 2 Camp, Parkhouse, 22 January 1917. Marched in to Australian Army Medical Corps Training Depot, 17 March 1917. Taken on strength, 7th Field Ambulance, 17 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 November 1917; taken on strength, 12th Field Ambulance, 16 December 1917, and detached for duty as AMC detail with 4th Divisional Train.

On leave to England, 11 July 1918; rejoined unit, 29 July 1918. Rejoined 12th Field Ambulance from detachment, 1 October 1918. Embarked for England, 12 October 1918; disembarked Southampton, 13 October 1918. Marched out to No. 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, pending return to Australia (1914 leave), 7 January 1919; to AAMC Training Depot, Fovant, 9 January 1919; to No. 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 13 March 1919.

Granted period of Non Military Employment, 19 May-29 July 1919, with pay and fees of four guineas, to undertake forestry studies, University of Edinburgh. Admitted to 2nd Scottish General Hospital, 15 August 1919 (tonsillitis). Retransferred to 12th Field Ambulance on expiry of period of NME, 26 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Denison', 25 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 17 November 1919; discharged, 15 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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