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John Arthur BOWEN

Regimental number259
Place of birthBeech Forest, Victoria
SchoolBeech Forest State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressBeech Forest, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Alfred Bygrove Bowen, Beech Forest, Victoria
Enlistment date12 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 May 1918
Place of death or woundingMericourt, France
Date of death10 May 1918
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred Bygrove and Annie BOWEN. Native of Beech Forest, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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