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George Francis CHOWN

Regimental number5571
Place of birthPort Darwin, Northern Territory
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressFremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 7"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Alice Gertrude Kearns, Esplanade, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A52 Surada on 26 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 August 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 8), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
112
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Caroline [Carlion on CWGC site] CHOWN. Native of Port Darwin, Northern Territory [Western Australia on CWGC site]
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSister listed as Miss KEARNS on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHOWN George Francis

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