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Walter John Thomas ROWE

Regimental number2494
SchoolBig Hill Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCubie, Dirranbandi, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37.7
Height5' 9.25"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinBrother, James Rowe, St George, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 March 1916
Place of enlistmentWarwick, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 8 June 1917
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialWulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No 24), Wulverghem, Flanders, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: late John Thomas and Mary Ann ROWE
Family/military connectionsCousin: Alfred ROWE,
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 19 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 February 1917; taken on strength, 52nd Bn, in the field, 30 March 1917.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 April 1917 (haemorrhoids); transferred to 1/3 South Midland Casualty Clearing Station, 7 April 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 11 April 1917; discharged to Base Details, 13 April 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 24 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 8 June 1917.

Died of wounds, 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 June 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROWE Walter John Thomas

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