|Place of birth||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Other Names||Charles Selwin|
|Address||21 Gordon Street, Brighton, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs A. Sowter, Ferry Street, West Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Mooltan on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||45th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 2897 Pte Frank SOWTER, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 24 January 1919; 2986 Pte Clement Cornelius Selwyn SOWTER, 32nd Bn, died of wounds, 30 October 1918;|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 1st Bn, Tel el Kebir, 14 February 1916. Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 April 1916 (dental treatment); discharged, 6 April 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 8 March 1916.
Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 April 1917 (gonorrhoea), and transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; transferred by Ambulance Train No. 3 to 57th General Hospital, Etaples, 13 April 1917; to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 18 April 1917; to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, 18 April 1917; rejoined unit, 25 April 1917. Total period of treatment for venereal disease: 16 days. (Soldier disputed this entry; DMS, AIF, recommended no remission of forfeiture: Base Records, London, to Base Records, Melbourne, 16 April 1919.)
Detached for duty with 12th Brigade, 6 February 1918. On leave to United Kingdom, 21 August 1918; rejoined 45th Bn, 9 September 1918.
Marched out for return to Australia, 21 January 1919; commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Armagh', 5 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 20 May 1919; discharged, 12 July 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||83|
|Place of burial||Nowra Cemetery, New South Wales|