Daniel Thomas (Dan) BOWMAN

BOWMAN, Daniel Thomas

Service Number: 457
Enlisted: 21 July 1916, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Last Unit: 5th Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Collingwood, Victoria, January 1887
Home Town: Whitemark, Flinders, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Launceston, Tasmania , 26 June 1954
Cemetery: Carr Villa Memorial Park, Tasmania
Memorials: Flinders Island Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

21 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 457, Claremont, Tasmania
25 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 457, 4th Machine Gun Company, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 457, 4th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
25 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 457, 5th Machine Gun Battalion

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Biography contributed by Deb Robinson


The death occurred at a private hospital in Launceston yesterday of Mr. Daniel Thomas Bowman, Flinders Island. Mr. Bowman, who served in World War 1, was clerk to the council of Flinders Island for 32 years. For 25 years he was secretary of the R.S.L. sub-branch on the island. He was a life member of the League. Mr. Bowman is survived by his wife, son Stanley and two daughters, Ruth and Una. The funeral will be held in Launceston tomorrow." - from the Launceston Examiner 28 Jun 1954 (nla.gov.au)