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Alexander Nicholson BOWLEY

Regimental number1324
Place of birthCreswick, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTeamster
AddressPascoe Street, North Creswick
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMrs Emma Hobden, Pascoe Street, North Creswick
Enlistment date12 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In the attack on the 9th August, 1918 at FRAMERVILLE near AMIENS, he showed great resource and presence of mind. Forward of the objective he saw one of our teams knocked out by point blank shell fire. Without hesitation he ran forward into "NO MAN'S LAND' back to safety. His courage and devotion to duty were most conspicuous.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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