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Herbert Cecil FOWLER

Regimental number2815
Place of birthParkes, New South Wales
ReligionSeventh Day Adventist
OccupationOrchardist
AddressParramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Emanuel Fowler, Pennant Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 November 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNine Elms British Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row C, Grave No. 1), Poperinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
177
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Emanuel and Mary Jane FOWLER, Church Street, Carlingford, New South Wales. Native of Parkes, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2814 Pte Roy Emanuel FOWLER, 1st Machine Gun Bn, killed in action, 27 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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