Alexander Nicholson BOWLEY MM

BOWLEY, Alexander Nicholson

Service Number: 1324
Enlisted: 8 April 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Creswick, Victoria, Australia, April 1895
Home Town: Creswick, Hepburn, Victoria
Occupation: Teamster
Memorials: Creswick Honor Roll, North Creswick State School No 2041 Honor Roll

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World War 1 Service

8 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1324, 24th Infantry Battalion
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1324, 24th Infantry Battalion
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1324, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
30 Jun 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1324, 24th Infantry Battalion, In raid, stayed on duty
5 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1324, 24th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , GSW to right leg
19 May 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 6th Machine Gun Company
18 Jul 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
24 Aug 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
25 Nov 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
23 May 1919: Honoured Military Medal, The Battle of Amiens, 'In the attack on the 9th August, 1918 at FRAMERVILLE near AMIENS, he showed great resource and presence of mind. Forward of the objective he saw one of our teams knocked out by point blank shell fire. Without hesitation he ran forward into "NO MAN'S LAND' back to safety. His courage and devotion to duty were most conspicuous.'
22 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1324, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, 3rd MD

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