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Leslie David BOWTELL

Regimental number15118
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMarinup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, D Bowtell, 249 Royal Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 10, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'Period 22nd September, 1917, to 24th February, 1918. During the operations in September, October and November, 1917, opposite the PASSCHENDAELE Sector this N.C.O. did excellent work. The Brigade Ammunition Column was extraordinarily heavily taxed during these operations and he frequently took charge of and assisted to control the ammunition carrying parties. He frequently displayed splendid courage notwithstanding very heavily shelling, his common sence and coolness saving the personnel while his disregard for personal danger and determination constantly resulted in the ammunition being brought through notwithstanding the barrage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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