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Joseph BOWYER

Regimental number4750
Place of birthGorsworth, England
SchoolSt James School, Congleton, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDairyman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinSister, Mrs E Taylor, Roebuck Lane, Sale, Manchester, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 December 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 January 1917
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Date of death9 January 1917
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 6), Lesboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
141
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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