Robert McGregor (Roy) GOW


GOW, Robert McGregor

Service Number: 4202
Enlisted: 21 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bray, Rathdown, Ireland, October 1884
Home Town: St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: St Andrews School, Bray
Occupation: Merchant's clerk/Farm labourer/Wireless engineer
Died: Died of wounds, Passchendale, Belgium, 11 October 1917
Cemetery: Godewaersvelde British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4202, Melbourne, Victoria
29 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4202, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4202, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
9 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4202, 7th Infantry Battalion, Raid on Celtic Wood

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

 "...4202 Private Robert McGregor "Roy" Gow, 7th Battalion. Originally from Wicklow, Ireland, Pte Gow was a farm labourer from St Kilda, Victoria prior to enlistment and embarked with the 13th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Demosthenes on 19 December 1915. Whilst serving in Belgium he was wounded in action and on 11 October 1917, aged 32, he succumbed to his wounds and was buried in the Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, France." - SOURCE (