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Eric Lacy VOWLES

Date of birth13 July 1893
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
Addressc/o Thomas Vowles, G P O Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Thomas Vowles, G P O Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceRoyal Military College
Enlistment date14 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
Promotions

Captain


Promotion date: 5 June 1916

Major


Promotion date: 1 August 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 28 January 1919
Medals

Military Cross

No citation published.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

The Silver Medal for Military Valour (Italy)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Discharge date13 May 1919
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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