William Campbell BOWDEN

BOWDEN, William Campbell

Service Numbers: 67, 122, 1230
Enlisted: 6 May 1915
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 7th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Auckland, New Zealand, 1875
Home Town: Rockdale, Rockdale, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shearer
Died: War Service related , Australia, 15 September 1918
Cemetery: Field Of Mars Cemetery, Ryde, NSW
Church of England Section DD 726, Field of Mars Cemetery, Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Trooper, 67, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, 122, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen

World War 1 Service

6 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1230, 7th Light Horse Regiment
30 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, 1230, 7th Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '2' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Argyllshire embarkation_ship_number: A8 public_note: ''
30 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, 1230, 7th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
15 Sep 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, 1230, 7th Light Horse Regiment, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 1230 awm_unit: 7 Light Horse Regiment awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1918-09-15

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Miss Strickland opened the first cottage home for a returned soldier at Cheltenham last Saturday, when Corporal William Campbell Bowden will find a resting place after his service, at the front. He has been through the Boer war and was four months in active service at the Dardanelles when he was invalided owing to heart trouble. The cottage stands on two acres of land and will be very suitable for poultry which is the use the Corporal will put the land to. As an example of what should be done for  returned soldiers this has value and the poeple of the Hornsby district are congratulated upon doing their bit.