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James Frederick BOWTELL-HARRIS

Regimental number467
Date of birth15 August 1895
ReligionChurch of England
Address710 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.5
Height5' 11"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFlora Susannah Harris, 710 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets; 1 year in the Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMoonee Ponds, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF7
Promotion date: 28 September 1915


Unit: INF7
Promotion date: 1 August 1916

FateDischarged 2 July 1918

Military Cross

Source: 'London Gazette'
Date: 14 November 1916

Discharge date2 July 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, Gallipoli, 28 September 1915.

Promoted Lieutenant, France, 12 March 1916.

Promoted Captain, 1 August 1916.

Discharged in London, 2 July 1918, having been appointed to a commission in the Indian Army.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOWTELL-HARRIS James Frederick

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