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John Henry BOWEN

Regimental number227
Place of birthCanning Town, London, England
SchoolSt Luke's School, Tidal Basin, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mrs W James, Warrenbayne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza M A Bowen, 18 Elphick Street, Canningtown, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Date of death29 September 1918
Age at death25.8
Place of burialUnicorn Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 29), Vend'huile, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
129
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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