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David Hudson BOWYER

Regimental number36
Place of birthCarlton, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationNight officer Railways
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, David Hudson Bowyer, PO Ayr, Lower Burdekin, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 October 1914
Place of enlistmentRosehill, New South Wales
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 20 December 1914
Discharge date16 May 1919
Other details

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 15 May 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Gascon', 28 August 1915 (influenza)l transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 1 September 1915; transferred to Australian & New Zealand Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 18 September 1915 (debility).

Joined unit at Gallipoli, 25 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 25 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Um Urgan, 5 August 1917, and transferred same day to New Zealand Mounted Field Ambulance, Shellal (boils, buttock); to 7th Casualty Clearing Station, Rafa, 6 August 1917; to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 6 August 1917 (furunculosis); to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 7 August 1917; to Citadel General Hospital, Cairo, 10 August 1917; to Convalescent Depot, Abbassia, 18 August 1917; discharged to 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 19 August 1917.

Transferred to 7th Light Horse Regiment, 20, August 1917; rejoined Regiment, 21 August 1917.

Detached to 2nd Light Horse Brigade Headquarters, 29 December 1917; rejoined 7th Light Horse Regiment, 5 January 1918.

Attached to 2nd Light Horse Brigade, 8 May 1918; rejoined 7th Light Horse Regiment, 2 August 1918.

Taken on strength, 5th Light Horse Brigade Headquarters, 2 September 1918.

Admitted to 47th Stationary Hospital, 30 September 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, 2 October 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 2 October 1918; to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 9 December 1918; to Convalescent Depot, 12 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Argyllshire', 23 December 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 16 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOWYER David Hudson

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