|Place of birth||Kalgoorlie, Western Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Werribee, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, William Bowler, Werribee, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||28th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/45/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||13th Field Ambulance|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1766 Pte Francis William Crossley BOWLER [true surname CROSSLEY], 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 20 January 1916.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Joined 51st Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.
Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 29 July 1916 (sprained foot); rejoined Bn, 31 July 1916.
Taken on strength, 13th Field Ambulance, and attached for duty to 51st Bn, 24 September 1916.
Admitted to 39th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 December 1916; transferred to 25th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 5 December 1916 (mumps); to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 26 December 1916; to Base Depot, Etaples, 30 December 1916' to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 8 April 1917.
On leave, 1 November 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 15 November 1917.
Taken on strength, 13th Field Ambulance, 10 April 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 26 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 15 November 1918.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 8 April 1919.Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 1 June 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 8 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Perth, 30 August 1919.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BOWLER Wilfred Crossley|