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James John Bowe PRENTICE

Regimental number5425
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressMolesworth Road, Long Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E. Exeter, same address
Previous military serviceServed in Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date12 December 1914
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameDivisional Train, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 12 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 7 November 1915
Discharge date28 January 1916
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3447 Pte Albert Charles PRENTICE, 50th Bn, killed in action, 16 August 1916; 3933 Pte George Henry PRENTICE, 5th Bn, died of wounds, 7 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Posted to No 1 Company, Divisional Train, 4 April 1915.

Found guilty, 9 April 1915, of drunkenness: fined 2/6d.

Awarded 72 hours' detention, 10 April 1915: no further details recorded.

Found guilty, Alexandria, 21 April 1915, of assaulting a native: awarded 14 days' detention and forfeiture of pay.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 May 1915.

Wounded in action, 10 May 1915; admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 19 May 1915 (neck wound: severe); transferred to England, and admitted to Manchester Hospital, England, 21 June 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Runic', 7 November 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 21 December 1915; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound: shattered jaw), Melbourne, 28 January 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death20 August 1937
SourcesNAA: B2455, PRENTICE James John Bowe

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