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Regimental number28565
Place of birthKerry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address'Redcourt', Kangaroo Road, Oakleigh, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 8"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A A Bowler, Kangaroo Road, Oakleigh, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Discharge date25 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 25 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 28 December 1916; marched in to Reserves Brigade, Larkhill, 29 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France and mustered as Driver, 3 November 1917; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 3 November 1917; taken on strength of 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 27 November 1917; with unit, 16 June 1918; on leave to England, 29 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 17 November 1918; promoted to temporary Bombardier, 13 April 1918; marched out for return to Australia, 30 April 1919; marched out to England, 20 May 1919; disembarked Southampton, England, 21 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 2 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 17 August 1919; discharged, 25 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Both medal notations stamped ' returned, 10 May 1923'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOWLER James

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