Warwick Young BOWEN


BOWEN, Warwick Young

Service Number: 3693
Enlisted: 25 October 1915
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Queenstown, South Australia, 21 June 1895
Home Town: Queenstown, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Alberton Public School & School of Art and School of Mines, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Draftsman
Died: Accidental Drowning, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, 27 November 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Cambridge City Cemetery, United Kingdom
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Port Adelaide St Paul's Church Memorial Alcove
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World War 1 Service

25 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3693, 10th Infantry Battalion
2 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3693, 10th Infantry Battalion
2 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3693, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide
1 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 10th Infantry Battalion
26 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 10th Infantry Battalion
31 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 10th Infantry Battalion
17 Feb 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3693, 10th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, SW thigh and finger
20 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, SN 3693, 10th Infantry Battalion
27 Nov 1918: Involvement SN 3693, 10th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Wounded SN 3693, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date – 27th November..... Warwick Young Bowen was born at Queenstown, South Australia in 1895. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 25th October, 1915 as a 20 year old Draftsman from Queenstown, South Australia.

Private Bowen embarked from Adelaide, South Australia on RMS Malwa on 2nd December, 1915 with the 10th Infantry Battalion, 12th Reinforcements.
Private Bowen was admitted to Hospital for 1 day at Heliopolis & discharged to duty on 17th January, 1916. He arrived at Marseilles, France on 4th April, 1916 & joined 10th Battalion in the Field on 26th May, 1916.

Private Warwick Young Bowen was appointed Lance Corporal in France on 1st August, 1916; appointed Corporal on 25th November, 1916 & Temporary Sergeant from 2nd January, 1917. He was appointed Sergeant on 31st January, 1917.

Sergeant Bowen was wounded in action in France on 17th February, 1917 with shrapnel wounds to left thigh & finger. He was admitted to Hospital at Etretat, France then admitted to 4th Convalescent Depot at Havre, France. Sergeant Bowen rejoined his Battalion in France on 1st April, 1917.

Sergeant Bowen was wounded in action (2nd occasion) – shell shock on 7th May, 1917. He was admitted to Hospital at Boulogne, France & discharged to duty on 5th June, 1917 & rejoined his Battalion in France on 8th June, 1917.

Sergeant Bowen was sent to Hospital sick on 9th July, 1917 & was admitted to Hospital at Havre on 26th July, 1917 (treated for Venereal disease). He re-joined 10th Battalion in the Field from Hospital on 21st October, 1917.

Sergeant Bowen was on leave to UK from 15th November, 1917 & rejoined his Battalion from leave on 2nd December, 1917.

Sergeant Bowen proceeded to 1st Training Brigade in England on 27th February, 1918. He was marched in to 2nd Training Battalion at Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, England on 2nd March, 1918 then on command at Musketry School at Hayling Island from 22nd March, 1918. Sergeant Bowen was admitted to Hospital at Hayling Island on 1st April with a boil on right foot & discharged on 6th May, 1918.

Sergeant Bowen was attached for duty with Permanent Cadre of 1st Training Battalion at Tidworth, Wiltshire, England on 25th April, 1918. He was re-transferred to 10th Battalion & proceeded overseas on 31st August, 1918.

Sergeant Bowen rejoined 10th Battalion in the Field on 11th October, 1918.

Sergeant Warwick Young Bowen was selected to attend Infantry Cadet Battalion in England commencing November, 1918. He proceeded to O.T.C. in England on 14th October, 1918. Sergeant Bowen disembarked at Dover on 23rd October, 1918 on duty from France & reported to Australian Headquarters, London, England.

Sergeant Warwick Young Bowen joined No. 5 O.C. Battalion at Cambridge & was appointed Cadet on 8th November, 1918.

Cadet Warwick Young Bowen died on 27th November, 1918 at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England from accidental death – drowning. He was buried in Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England where 22 other WW1 Australian War Graves are located.

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