Frederick James BOWDEN

BOWDEN, Frederick James

Service Numbers: 67, N105419
Enlisted: 25 May 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11 Garrison Battalion (NSW)
Born: Walcha, New South Wales, 22 September 1892
Home Town: Walcha, Walcha, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Painter
Died: Natural causes, Sydney, New South Wales, 1 February 1964, aged 71 years
Cemetery: Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium
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World War 1 Service

25 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 67, Brisbane, Queensland
9 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 67, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
9 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 67, 31st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 67, 53rd Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

11 Mar 1941: Enlisted Private, SN N105419, Sydney, New South Wales
11 Mar 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN N105419
30 Aug 1943: Discharged Private, SN N105419, 11 Garrison Battalion (NSW)

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

The two enlisted sons of Frank and Letitia Bowden of Walcha, New South Wales:-

67 Pte. Frederick James Bowden - returned to Australia;

68 L/Cpl. Harry Bowden (/explore/people/177329) MM & Bar - returned to Australia.

Even though both of the Bowden boy's were born and raised in New South Wales, they enlisted in Queensland where they were both working at this time during the First World War.