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Regimental number1917
Place of birthGreymouth, New Zealand
SchoolState School, Greymouth, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, J Bowman, Alexander Terrace, Greymouth, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed in he Volunteers.
Enlistment date16 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 April 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death20 April 1916
Age at death35
Place of burialRue-Du-Bacquerot (13th London) Graveyard (Row F, Grave No. 24), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary BOWMAN, 11 Alexander Terrace, Greymouth, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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