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John McGOWAN

Regimental number2645
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolProdestant Glasgow, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address42 Australia Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, B McGowan, 2 Clyde View Place, Camsbuslong Road, Glasgow, Scotland
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3/11/1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialDartmoor Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 39), Becordel-Becourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
162
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Bernard and Annie McKnight MCGOWAN

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