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William Eric BOWER

Regimental number7213
Place of birthArmidale New South Wales
SchoolSuperior Public School, Armidale, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCar driver
AddressArmidale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, F W Bower, Victoria Barracks, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed 4 years in the 33rd Bn, Senior Cadets Corps.
Enlistment date31 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 9 August 1918
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Date of death9 August 1918
Age at death19.3
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick William and jane Campbell BOWER, 4 Cooper Street, Paddington, New South Wales. Native of Armidale, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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