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Joseph BOWIE

Regimental number2272
Place of birthMathinna, Tasmania
SchoolBeaconsfield State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressBeaconsfield, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, James Bowie, Beaconsfield, Tasmania
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Beaconsfield State School Roll of Honour ('Esse Quam Videri': To be Be rather than to Seem), Tasmania. Plaque in Launceston Garden of Remembrance.
Medals

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Other detailsMedals: Croix de Guerre, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 July 1961

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