|Place of birth||Wagga Wagga, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, S J Towner, Morgan Street, Wagga, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the Compulsory Service scheme (Australian Field Artillery) ('own free will 4 years').|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Divisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 11|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||25/89/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Gunner|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||YIA MediumTrench Mortar Battery|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||Stourbridge Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 328), Hereford and Worcester, England|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Stephen Joseph and Elizabeth Jane TOWNER, Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, Divisional Ammunition Column, Egypt, 12 November1915, and posted to No 1 Section.
Transferred to Divisional Ammunition Dump, 9 February 1916.
Taken on strength, 21st Howitzer Brigade, 13 March 1916, and posted to Brigade Ammunition Column.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 1 April 1916.
Transferred to Trench Mortar Battery, 15 April 1916.
Wounded in action, 10 August 1917 (gun shot wound, chest, penetrated, and neck), and admitted to 55th Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 17th Casualty Clearing Station; to 55th General Hospital, Boulogne, 24 August 1917; to England, 1 September 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Stourbridge Section, 1 September 1917. Listed as seriously ill, 8 September 1917.
Died of wounds, and recurrent secondary haemorrhage, 19 September 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, TOWNER Frederick George|