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George BOWEN

Regimental number930
Place of birthGippsland, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 7"
Weight177 lbs
Next of kinSister, Elizabeth Majam, 176 Piccadilly Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 March 1915
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1917
Discharge date17 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 March 1916.

On leave to England, 14 April 1917; rejoined 28th Bn, 27 April 1917.

Admitted to No 5 Australian Field Ambulance, 3 May 1917; transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 3 May 1917; to Corps Collecting Station, 3 May 1917 (defective vision); discharged, 13 May 1917; rejoined unit, 14 May 1917.

Admitted to No 5 Field Ambulance, 16 May 1917; transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 16 May 1917; to No 7 Australian Field Ambulance, 16 May 1917 (pyrexia of unknown origin); to No 56 Casualty Clearing Station, 23 May 1917; to Ambulance Train, 28 May 1917; to No 5 General Hospital, Rouen, 29 May 1917; to England, 20 June 1917 (pulmonary tuberculosis); to Bermondsey Military Hospital, Ladywell, 22 June 1917 (severely ill); to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 28 June 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 27 July 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 18 September 1917; discharged Perth (medically unfit), 17 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 March 1921
Age at death47
Place of burialKalgoorlie Cemetery, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOWEN George

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