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William Wilson FOWLER

Regimental number47
Place of birthBelfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationHorse breaker
AddressMansfield, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height6' 0"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Fowler, 18 Methven Street, Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the South African Constabulary; 3 years in the Transvaal Prison Service; in Royston's Horse, South Africa, for 6 months; and in the Victorian 5th Contingent, South Africa, for 9 months.
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRosebery Park, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll652
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 4 November 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed Supernumerary Prov. Corporal, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.

Admitted 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 28 September 1915; transferred to Hospital Ship 'Glenart Castle', 28 September 1915 (bronchitis); transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 4 October 1915; discharged, 4 November 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Karoola', 4 November 1915; arrived Melbourne, 23 January 1916; discharged (medically unfit: bronchial pneumonia), 23 January 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOWLER William Wilson

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