Henry George (Harry) BOWEN

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BOWEN, Henry George

Service Number: 4738
Enlisted: 9 November 1915, Enlisted at Armidale, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 56th Infantry Battalion
Born: Macksville, New South Wales, Australia, 27 March 1892
Home Town: Macksville, Nambucca Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Wirrimbi Public School, Nambucca River, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Bush Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 28 October 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Plot 1V, Row E, Grave 86 Headstone inscription reads:Lord Jesus receive his soul may he rest in peace
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4738, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Armidale, NSW
8 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4738, 4th Infantry Battalion
8 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4738, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Sydney
22 Oct 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4738, 4th Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wound to the head - fracture
28 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4738, 56th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Frederick George and Catherine Magdelena Bowen of Macksville, Nambucca River, NSW; brother of Joseph Bowen who returned to Australia on 20 May 1919 having served with the 3rd Battalion

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal