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George BOWERS

Regimental number12702
Place of birthLisburn, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address'Auld Reekie', Goodwood Road, Goodwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7.5"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinSister-in-Law, Mrs S Bowers, Drumbee, Kilmarnock, County Cavin, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Ambulance
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date30 September 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 31 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916.

Admitted to 11th Field Ambulance, 12 December 1917 (trench feet); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 18 December 1917; discharged to duty, 11 February 1918.

Rejoined 11th Field Ambulance for duty, 16 March 1918.

Admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 September 1918 (sick); transferred to No 19 Ambulance Train, 17 September 1918; to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 18 September 1918; to England, 19 September 1918; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, England, 20 September 1918 (ingrown toenail); transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 22 November 1918; discharged from hospital and granted leave, 26 November 1918.

Marched in, from leave, to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 10 December 1918; marched in to Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Fovant, 14 December 1918; marched in to Army Medical Corps Training Depot, London, 3 January 1919; eligible for 15 days' extra disembarkation leave, 30 November 1919; detached for duty with 11th Field Ambulance, 28 February 1920; granted leave, 13 March to 27 March 1920; granted extension of leave to 7 April 1920; granted extension of leave to 20 April 1920.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kigoma', 20 May 1920; disembarked Melbourne, 15 July 1920; discharged, 30 September 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOWERS George

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