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Francis John ROWSON

Regimental number1292
Place of birthWillesden Junction, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address170 Reiley Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jane Rowson, c/o Mrs Robertson, 'Wyoming', Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Date of death28 June 1919
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialWaverley Cemetery (Portion Church of England), New South Wales
Commemoration detailsa
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Husband of Mrs J. ROWSON. Native of Darlinghurst, New South Wales. Came to Australia Sydney 30/5/1914.Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, NSW.
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Warwickshire', 5 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 28 May 1919; died before discharge.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROWSON Francis John

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