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Archibald Duncan BOWIE

Regimental number2345
Place of birthSemaphore, South Australia
SchoolLe Fevre Peninsula Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationShipwright
AddressBirkenhead, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence Jessie Bowie, Shorney Street, Birkenhead, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the South African War with the 8th Regiment, ACH.
Enlistment date10 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A55 Itria on 14 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVaire, France
Date of death20 May 1918
Age at death36.2
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialAubigny British Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 11), Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
174
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Angus and Mary BOWIE; husband of Mrs F.J. BOWIE, Robert Street, Sandwell, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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