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Regimental number6707
Place of birthNew Street, London, England
SchoolBoard School, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGPO Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs. A. Bowles, Martin's Farm, Boughton Mon, Kent, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as John Higgins BOWLES. Died at 5th Casualty Clearing Station, France.
FateDied of wounds 14 September 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death14 September 1918
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot X, Row C, Grave No. 8), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr and Mrs BOWLES, Boughton Mouchelsea, Maidstone
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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