James Henry OWERS

OWERS, James Henry

Service Numbers: 5121, 687, 3661
Enlisted: 3 November 1915, Holdsworthy
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cooma, New South Wales, Australia, 1 August 1882
Home Town: Maitland, Maitland Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Labourer / Council employee
Died: Illness, Sydney Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, 19 August 1939, aged 57 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Catholic Section M2 15 1998
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Trooper, SN 5121, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Trooper, SN 687, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles

World War 1 Service

3 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3661, 18th Infantry Battalion, Holdsworthy
20 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3661, 18th Infantry Battalion
20 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3661, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
29 Aug 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3661, 18th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

James Henry OWERS was born in Cooma, NSW on 1st August, 1882

His parents were James OWERS & Margaret McDONALD

He served with the 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen & the 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles during the Boer War

He returned to Australia and enlisted for WW1 on 3rd November, 1915 and embarked from Sydney with the 18th Infantry Battalion, 8th Reinforcements on the HMAT Aeneas on 20th December, 1915 - he returned to Australia on 4th May, 1917 and was discharged on 29th August, 1917

James died in Sydney on 19th August, 1939 & is buried in the Catholic Section of Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney

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