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William Nesbit James BOWMAN

Regimental number340
Place of birthWarrnambool, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse breaker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J D Bowman, Yarpturk via Koroit
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A16 Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: LH8
Promotion date: 9 March 1918


Unit: LH8
Promotion date: 11 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 29 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name William Nesbit

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When no stretcher bearers were available he went out and carried in two wounded men under very heavy fire. He showed great courage and self sacrifice.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 7 August 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 5343 Archibald John BOWMAN, 14th Bn, killed in action, Bullecourt, France, 11 April 1917.

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