John Alexander ROWE

ROWE, John Alexander

Service Number: 574
Enlisted: 9 February 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion
Born: Swan Reach, Vic., 1896
Home Town: Lakes Entrance, East Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed In Action, France, 11 April 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Kalimna State School (Lakes Entrance), Lakes Entrance WW1 Memorial, Lakes Entrance and District HR, Lakes Entrance and District War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

9 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 574, 39th Infantry Battalion
27 May 1916: Involvement Private, 574, 39th Infantry Battalion
27 May 1916: Embarked Private, 574, 39th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Pte. John A. Rowe, Lakes Entrance was killed in action on the 11th April, in France. He was the youngest son of Mr James Rowe, stepson of Mrs MA. Rowe, Warrnanmbool, late of Kalimna, and brother-in-law of Mr E. 0. M. Lindemann, chief officer of the s.s.Gippsland. He enlisted early in 1916. He was within three months of being 22 years of age.