William Henry ROWSELL

ROWSELL, William Henry

Service Number: 595
Enlisted: 22 August 1914, Enlisted at Randwick
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Macquarie, New South Wales, 1889
Home Town: North Sydney, North Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tram Conductor
Died: Died of wounds - head, 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 17 August 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row K, Grave 7, Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, North Sydney Tramways Pictorial Honour Roll, Port Macquarie Cenotaph, Telegraph Point Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 595, Enlisted at Randwick
18 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 595, 1st Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 595, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney
11 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 595, ANZAC / Gallipoli, Severe gunshot wound to the head

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of G H and Mary Jane Rowsell of Telegraph Point, Port Macquarie, NSW

Private W. H. Rowsell (reported died of wounds) was 21 years of age and was born at Telegraph Point. He was a son of Geo. H. Rowsell who now resides in Kempsey. Private Rowsell went away with the 1st Battalion, and was in the employ of the Tramway service on the North Sydney lines.