Frederick FOWKE

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FOWKE, Frederick

Service Number: 2664
Enlisted: 5 August 1915, Dubbo, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia, 5 June 1886
Home Town: Nyngan, Bogan, New South Wales
Schooling: Nyngan Superior Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Horse breaker/Bush worker
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 9 October 1917, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood
Plot V, Row A, Grave 13. Headstone inscription reads: May his soul rest in peace, Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

5 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2664, Dubbo, New South Wales
2 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2664, 20th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2664, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
5 May 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2664, 20th Infantry Battalion
26 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 20th Infantry Battalion, In France
18 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 20th Infantry Battalion, Promoted to Lance Sergeant the dame day
25 Feb 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 2664, 20th Infantry Battalion, Wound to the right thumb
26 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 20th Infantry Battalion, In France
9 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2664, 20th Infantry Battalion, Battle of Poelcapelle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Edward Fowke and Elizabeth Fowke of Nyngan, NSW. Brother of Matilda Fowke, Francis Fowke, Robert Fowke who returned to Australia on 24 July 1919 having served with the Camel Corps, Alfred Fowke, Verbinia Fowke, Georgina Fowke  and Herbert Fowke

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal