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Herman Roy BOWLES

Regimental number7106
Place of birthKyneton, Victoria
SchoolYarrawonga State School, Victoria
Other trainingGained certificates as an instructor for signallers and machine gunners; acted as an instructor at various camps in England.
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraper
AddressYarrawonga, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Mr S Bowles, Yarrawonga, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 October 1918
Place of death or woundingMontbrehain, France
Date of death4 October 1918
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialTempleux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
175
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Stephen and Eleanor BOWLES, Yarrawonga, Victoria. Born at Kyneton, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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