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Ernest Herbert BOWYER

Regimental number3107
Date of birth8 January 1898
Place of birthYankalilla, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPostal assistant
AddressYankalilla, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 10"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eleanor Bowyer, Yankalilla, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the Senior Cadets; for some time lived in Exempt Area under Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date4 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A6 Clan Mccorquodale on 5 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 29 April 1919
Discharge date19 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2798 Pte Charles Eric BOWYER, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 15 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Port Said on board HT 'Dorset', 29 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 19 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No S114667.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOWYER Ernest Herbert

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