Robert Walter BOWTELL

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BOWTELL, Robert Walter

Service Number: 213151
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 3rd Field Troop
Born: Turramurra, New South Wales, 25 April 1932
Home Town: Turramurra, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Carbon Monoxide poisoning after searching a tunnel, South Vietnam, 11 January 1966, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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Vietnam War Service

14 Sep 1965: Involvement Australian Army, Corporal, SN 213151, 3rd Field Troop

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Biography

21315 Corporal Robert Walter Bowtell
3rd Field Troop, Royal Australian Engineers
"A Tunnel Rat"
He died from carbon monoxide poisoning after exploring a Viet Cong tunnel at Ben Cat, Vietnam.