Frederick Lees ROWBOTHAM

ROWBOTHAM, Frederick Lees

Service Number: 4097
Enlisted: 30 May 1916, Kiama, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hurstville, Sydney, NSW, 21 September 1893
Home Town: Hurstville, Kogarah, New South Wales
Schooling: Fort Street High School Sydney
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Milton, NSW, 30 August 1976, aged 82 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Woronora Memorial Park, Sutherland, New South Wales
Old Fam Rose Gdn 9, 0017
Memorials: Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour Book
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World War 1 Service

30 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4097, 30th Infantry Battalion, Kiama, NSW
7 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 4097, 30th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
7 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 4097, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

FREDERICK LEES ROWBOTHAM was born on 21st September, 1893, at Hurstville, near Sydney, the son of Mr. Thomas Lees Rowbotham and Mrs. Helen Rowbotham. He was educated at Fort Street High School, Sydney, and entered the service of the Bank at Bathurst Street Branch, Sydney on 25th May, 1910. He was transferred to Haymarket in August; to Waverley in April, 1913, as ledger-keeper; and to Suva, Fiji, in October, 1914.

Frederick Lees Rowbotham enlisted in the 30th Battalion, A.I.F., on 14th May, 1916, and went to France, where he served from 31 st December, 1916, fighting in the big advance from Bapaume in March, 1917, onwards, also at Polygon Wood, Passchendaele, Messines and Hamel. He was promoted to corporal on 28th January, 1918, and took part in the Allies’ big offensive from 8th August until the Armistice.

Source - Bank of NSW Roll of Honour