Reginald John BOHLMANN

Badge Number: 17314, Sub Branch: Semaphore

BOHLMANN, Reginald John

Service Number: 12198
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Australian Army Pay Corps (AMF)
Born: Freshwater, South Australia, 24 June 1884
Home Town: Semaphore, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk; Superintendent of Vacuum Oil Company
Died: Daw Park, South Australia, 8 July 1967, aged 83 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Semaphore Port Adelaide Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

28 Jan 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 12198, 6th Field Artillery Brigade
28 Jan 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 12198, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
2 Jul 1917: Transferred Gunner, 2nd Division Medium and Heavy Trench Mortar Batteries, AIF
22 Jul 1917: Transferred Gunner, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
18 Feb 1918: Transferred Gunner, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital
15 Oct 1918: Transferred Private, Australian Army Pay Corps (AMF)
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, SN 12198
15 Nov 1918: Promoted Second Corporal, Australian Army Pay Corps (AMF)
18 Dec 1918: Promoted Sergeant, Voyage Only
22 Dec 1918: Embarked Private, SN 12198, Australian Army Pay Corps (AMF), Returned to Australia per Bakara

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Biography contributed by Benjamin Hollister

Reg Bohlmann, the eldest of four children, was born in 1884 to Julius and Eleanor Bohlmann at Sempahore.

Prior to embarking for WWI, Reg served 3 years with the Australian Garrison Artillery.

During WWII, Reg and his family changed their name to Bowman, his wife's name, due to Reg's brother Stan being interned as a Nazi sympathiser.