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Frank Alexander BOWMAN

Regimental number677
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolPrivate tuition
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressLace Vale, Charleville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9.5"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Esther Bowman, Lace Vale, Charleville, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 October 1916
Place of enlistmentCharleville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 7, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/12/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll677A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot XI, Row E, Grave No. 8), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank and Esther BOWMAN, Lace Vale, Charleville, Queensland. Native of Adelaide, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2907 Pte Walter Henry BOWMAN, 42nd Bn, killed in action, 1 August 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917, and marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, the same day.

Transferred to 25th Bn Details, 1 September 1917.

Marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant, 7 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 December 1917; marched into Australian Base Depot, France, 28 December 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 30 December 1917; taken on strength of 25th Bn, 4 January 1918, and allotted the letter 'A'.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOWMAN Frank Alexander

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