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Charles BOWD

Regimental number2020
Place of birthPeterborough England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinSister, M H Dale, Coats Street, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England
Enlistment date8 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 6 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 25 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919

Military Medal

'For courage and devotion to duty. Near ZONNEBEKE on 17th/18th October, 1917, this N.C.O. was in charge of a party of men constructing a rough bridge over a swamp in THAMES WOOD. The party were located at work by a enemy aeroplane which directed artillery fire upon them. In spite of severe shelling he moved about the work and by his own example and disregard of danger kept the men in hand and carried on the work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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