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Charles BOWDEN

Regimental number2791
Place of birthTipperary, Ireland
OccupationShot firer
AddressTipperary, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height6' 4"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Thomas Enright, Dalworth, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 September 1915
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date8 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Embarked Sydney, 9 April 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria, Egypt, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.

Admitted to 3rd New Zealand General Hospital, Codford, 9 November 1916 (pneumonia); discharged from hospital and marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 January 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', from Plymouth, 13 February 1917; disembarked Sydney, 10 April 19117; discharged, 8 May 1917 (medically unfit: weakness and cough).

Medals: British War Medal
Date of death6 August 1927
Age at death55
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 9, 2891), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOWDEN Charles

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