Alfred Harlow BOWDEN

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BOWDEN, Alfred Harlow

Service Numbers: 1713, 2034
Enlisted: 9 October 1914, Aged 18Yrs & 2 months Not Signed by the Commanding Officer. No indication in the service records as to why.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, August 1896
Home Town: Geelong, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Swanston Street State School, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Butcher/Driver
Died: Killed in action. , France, 26 July 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, East Geelong Congregational Church & Sunday School Honor Roll, East Geelong War Memorial, Geelong Shenton Methodist Church Honor Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

9 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 1713, Aged 18Yrs & 2 months Not Signed by the Commanding Officer. No indication in the service records as to why.
16 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2034, Enlisted at Melbourne
17 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2034, 8th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
17 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2034, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
26 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2034, 8th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas Dyer Bowden and Anne Bowden of Ormond Road, Geelong, Vic. Brother of Walter Henry Bowden

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the cadets and the Citizen Military Forces