SOWTER, Sydney

Service Number: 4307
Enlisted: 18 August 1915, Holsworthy, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 13th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Ultimo, New South Wales, 21 November 1892
Home Town: Granville, Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Granville South Superior Public School
Occupation: Boilermaker
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 12 October 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Plot XVI, Row D, grave No. 19.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Granville St Mark's Anglican Church Memorial Windows, Granville War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4307, Holsworthy, New South Wales
20 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4307, 13th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4307, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
12 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 4307, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 1st Passchendaele

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Mrs. Sowter, residing with her mother, Mrs. Leo, in Onslow-street, Granville, has received official notification that her husband, Sapper Sydney Sowter, was killed in action on 12th October. He was 24 years of age, and was attached to No. 2 section of the 13th Field Company of Australian Engineers. He left for the war on 20th December, 1915, and had been through a lot of fighting. He was the youngest son of Mr. Thomas Sowter, of Woodville-road, Granvville, a well-known resident. Deceased was a boiler-maker by trade, and for some time worked at Clyde Engineering Company's Works prior to enlisting at the new abattoir works at Homebush Bay. He leaves a young wife and child three years of age." - from the Cumberland Argus 10 Nov 1917 (