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Horace John TOWERS

Regimental number6827
Place of birthCootamundra, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressStockinbingal, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28.2
Height5' 11"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr J Towers, 27 Dartbrook Road, Auburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of broncho-pneumonia.
FateDied of disease 11 November 1918
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Catherine TOWERS, Harte Brooke Road, Auburn, New South Wales. Native of Cootamundra, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TOWERS Horace John

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