Idris BOWEN

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BOWEN, Idris

Service Number: 5662
Enlisted: 26 February 1916, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia, 1885
Home Town: East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Hairdresser
Died: Killed in action, France, 20 December 1916
Cemetery: Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban
Row J, Grave 60 Headstone inscription reads: Though death divides fond memory clings to a son so true and kind
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5662, Enlisted at Melbourne
4 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5662, 5th Infantry Battalion
4 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5662, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James and Mary Elizabeth Bowen of 171 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park, Victoria.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal