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Sidney Herbert BOWN

Regimental number52
Place of birthToorak, Victoria
SchoolState School, Melbourne, Victoria
AddressSouth Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Charles Bown, 'Motcombe', Punt Hill, South Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 49th (Prahran) Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Date of death11 June 1917
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row P, Grave No. 11), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and phoebe BOWN, "Motcombe", 957 Punt Hill, South Yarra, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2798 Corporal Frederick John BOWN, 1st Pioneers, died of wounds, Passchendaele, 6 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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