James Dixon ROWLANDS

ROWLANDS, James Dixon

Service Number: 2208
Enlisted: 17 September 1915, Broadmeadows, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hawthorn, Victoria, April 1895
Home Town: Kew, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Wesley College
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 October 1918
Cemetery: Calvaire Cemetery, Montbrehain, France
Calvaire Cemetery, Montbrehain, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kew War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2208, Broadmeadows, Victoria
27 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2208, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2208, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
5 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 2208, 24th Infantry Battalion, Montbrehain

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2208 Corporal James Dixon Rowlands, 4th Reinforcements, 24th Battalion, of Kew, Vic. Cpl Rowlands enlisted on the 19 July 1915 and embarked aboard HMAT Hororata in Melbourne on 27 September 1915. He was wounded at Pozieres in 1916 and was later killed in action at Montbrehain, France, on 5 October 1918." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)