George Alfred BLOWER

BLOWER, George Alfred

Service Number: 10016
Enlisted: 27 August 1915, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Paddington, New South Wales, 11 May 1898
Home Town: Paddington, Woollahra, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Vulcaniser
Died: Natural causes , 1994, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

27 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 10016, Sydney, New South Wales
17 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, 10016, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, 10016, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Berrima, Sydney
28 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
31 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Gunner, 10016, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Jim Dobbie

George put his age up by 12 months at enlistment. He was actually 17 years and 3 months not 18 and 3 months as shown on his attestation papers. 

Georges parents gave their consent for him to serve in the AIF in December 1915 approximately one week before he embarked on the HMAT A35 Berrima. He was taken on strength to the XIA Bty from 1st DAC approx one month after his 18th birthday.