William Edward BOWERS

Regimental number51774
Date of birth3 May 1894
Place of birthBalaclava, South Australia
AddressArno Bay, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.6
Height5' 8"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs G F Bowers, Arno Bay, South Australia
Previous military serviceOriniginally enlisted, 25 February 1916; served for 34 days; discharged as medically unfit (not due to misconduct); member for 1 year, Arno Bay Rifle Club.
Enlistment date26 November 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameSouth Australian Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 1 May 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Discharge date24 September 1919
Other details

War service: England, France (post-Armistice)

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 22 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 24 September 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOWERS William Edward