|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Perth, Western Australia|
|True Name||CROSSLEY, Francis William|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||'Maybrook', Wooroloo, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||William Bowler, Wooroloo, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in 37th Battery, Australian Field Artillery; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/31/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 3475 Pte Wilfred Crossley BOWLER [true surname CROSSLEY], 13th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 1 June 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Joined Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 April 1915.
Wounded in action, 3 May 1915 (gun shot wound, lower extremity); transferred to 1st Southern General Hospital, Edgbaston, England, 14 May 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 2 September 1915.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 18 November 1915 (gun shot wound, skull); admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 26 November 1915 ('dangerously ill'); taken off 'dangerously ill' list, 6 December 1915; transferred to No 2 Auxiliary Convalescent Depot, 9 December 1915; to Al Hayat Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 14 December 1915.
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Karoola', 20 January 1916; discharged, Perth, 8 June 1916.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
By Statutory Declaration, 25 May 1917, Bowler stated that his true name was Francis William CROSSLEY.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BOWLER Francis William Crossley|