Archie Lanchester GOWING

GOWING, Archie Lanchester

Service Number: 1743
Enlisted: 18 August 1915, Holsworthy, New South Wales
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, September 1891
Home Town: Lindfield, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, Bullecourt, France, 11 April 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Petersham Fort Street High School Great War Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1743, Holsworthy, New South Wales
17 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, 1743, 30th Infantry Battalion
17 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, 1743, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Sydney
1 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 13th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 13th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (First)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1743 Private Archie Lanchester Gowing, 30th Battalion, of Lindfield, NSW. Pte Archie Gowing enlisted with his brother 1742 Pte Roy Lanchaster Gowing. Both were clerks prior to enlistment, and embarked with the 2nd Reinforcements from Sydney on HMAT Berrima on 17 December 1915. The brothers transferred to the 13th Battalion and were promoted. Second Lieutenant Archie Gowing was killed in action on 11 April 1917 at Bullecourt, France, aged 25. Lieutenant Roy Gowing returned to Australia on 27 May 1919." - SOURCE (