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William SOWBY

Regimental number147
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolHobart State School, Tasmania
Address259 Bathurst Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Alfred Sowby, 259 Bathurst Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 April 1918
Place of death or woundingDernancourt, France
Age at death24.6
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialLes Baraques Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 2), Sangatte, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: alfred and Louisa SOWBY, 259 Bathurst Street, Hobart, Tasmania. Commemorated in Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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