Frank Noel MCGOWEN


MCGOWEN, Frank Noel

Service Number: 44
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Enlisted at Sydney
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance
Born: Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales,Australia, 18 March 1893
Home Town: Richmond (NSW), Hawkesbury, New South Wales
Schooling: Cleveland Street Superior Public School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Agriculture Student
Died: GSW to back at Lone Pine, 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 24 August 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row H, Grave 169 Headstone inscription reads: Sometime we will understand, Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Leichhardt War Memorial, Richmond University of Western Sydney WW1 Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 44, 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, Enlisted at Sydney
23 Sep 1914: Involvement Private, SN 44, 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
23 Sep 1914: Embarked Private, SN 44, 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, HMAT Southern, Sydney
12 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 44, 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, Shrapnel wound to the back causing damage to the spinal cord

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James Sinclair Taylor McGowen and Emily McGowen of Palace Street, Petersham, NSW. Brother of J.H. McGowen of Eurella Street, Burwood, NSW who was a licensed Surveyor

Mr. McGowen received official notification of his son's death yesterday. The deceased soldier, who had been wounded in the hack with shrapnel, was the ex-Premier's youngest son. Only 20 years of age, he was a fine specimen of Australian manhood, and stood 6 feet 1 inch in height. At the time of enlistment, he was a student at the Hawkesbury College. A second son is at present in training.
Private McGowen is the first son of a New South Wales politician to lose his life in the war.