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Louis Henry TOWNER

Regimental number5086
Date of birth3 September 1892
Place of birthEnoggera, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Towner, Armstrong Terrace, Ithaca, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Other details

Married Gertrude Mary Eliza Daniels at Holy Trinity Church, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane and had nine children. Daphne Margaret, Hazel May, Olive Gertrude, Iris Valma and Shirley June, Allan Louis, Neville Craig, Gary John and Gregory Ralph. Worked as a Lineman for the P.M.G.'s Department. Served in action at Amiens. Suffered a shrapnel wound to the shoulder. Enlisted with his brother Ernest Towner

Date of death5 May 1985
Age at death92
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland

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