Clement Cornelius Selwyn SOWTER

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SOWTER, Clement Cornelius Selwyn

Service Number: 2986
Enlisted: 20 December 1915, Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Parkville, South Australia, Australia, 14 March 1896
Home Town: Hindmarsh, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Brompton Catholic School & Christian Brothers School
Occupation: Dairyman
Died: Died of wounds, France, 30 September 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Plot 1, Row C, Grave 6
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2986, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Adelaide
11 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2986, 32nd Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2986, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Clement Cornelius Selwyn SOWTER was born on 14th March, 1896 in Parkville, South Australia

His parents were Charles Selwyn SOWTER & Elen BONNAR

He enlisted in Adelaide on 20th December, 1915 and embarked from Adelaide on the ship HMAT Aeneas on 11th April, 1916 with the 32nd Infantry Battalion, 6th reinforcements

Clement died from wounds in France on 30th September, 1918 and is buried in the Bellicourt British Cemetery

Inscription reads:

"6th SON OF THE LATE CHARLES SELWYN SOWTER -

MAY HE REST IN PEACE"

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3 of his brothers also served in WW1

1. Percival Bonner SOWTER (SN 5118) returned to Aust. 1918

2. Arthur Roy Selwyn SOWTER (SN 2987) returned to Aust. 1919

3. George Henry SOWTER (SN 51181) discharged (date unknown)

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