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Richard BOWING

Regimental number2567
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLeather-currier
AddressGray Road, West End, Brisbane South, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinSister, Miss Annie Laura Bowing, 10 Daventy Avenue, Walthamstow, Essex, England
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'At HOOGE, FRANCE on 20th September, 1917, during the advance through GLENCORSE WOOD, Pte. BOWRING carried out the duties of a Stretcher Bearer. Throughout the action he worked untiringly under heavy artillery fire and a barrage which appeared to be impassable, and although exhausted was always ready to assist in giving First Aid. His conduct throughout and great courage are deserving of great praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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