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Regimental number3918
Place of birthInverell New South Wales
SchoolWellingrove Public School, Glen Innes, New South Wales
Other trainingGovernment Experimental School, Glen Innes, New South Wales
AddressPublic School, Saumarez Ponds, Dumaresq, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W Bowen, Saumarez Ponds, Armidale, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as Walter Eric BOWEN.
FateKilled in Action 22 May 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Date of death22 May 1916
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialBrewery Orchard Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 1), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Name listed on Office of War Graves/AWM record as Walter Eric BOWEN. Parents: Walter and Jean BOWEN, 'Waratah', Mill Street, Carlton, Sydney, New South Wales. Native of Rob Roy, Inverell, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3917 Pte Aubrey Robert BOWEN, 20th Bn, wounded three times, also gassed, returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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