Alfred Thomas FOWKE

FOWKE, Alfred Thomas

Service Number: 51
Enlisted: 7 June 1915, Enlisted at Brisbane, QLD
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 36th Heavy Artillery Group
Born: Longwarry, Victoria, Australia, 8 May 1893
Home Town: Longwarry, Baw Baw, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia, 24 May 1953, aged 60 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Liverpool Cemetery and Crematorium, Sydney, NSW
Anglican section E, Row 14, Grave 176. Interred on the 25 May 1953
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World War 1 Service

7 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 51, Siege Artillery Brigade, Enlisted at Brisbane, QLD
17 Jul 1915: Involvement Bombardier, SN 51, Siege Artillery Brigade
17 Jul 1915: Embarked Bombardier, SN 51, Siege Artillery Brigade, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
7 Dec 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal
14 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant
30 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 51, 36th Heavy Artillery Group, Discharged at the 1st Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Frederick Fowke and Ellen Hannah Fowke nee Wickham of Longwarry, Victoria. Brother of George Maurice Fowke, Jessie Alice Fowke and Florence Victoria Fowke

At the time of enlistment his address was Artillery Barracks, QLD where had served from 23 November 1911 until being discharged to join the A.I.F. on 31 May 1915

Served in the NSW Police from 1920 to 1927

Husband of Rose Matilda Fowke formerly Mulraine nee Penney of Wilton Road, Quidhampton, England. Alfred and Rose were married on 1 October 1918 Wilton Registry Office, Wiltshire, England

Commenced return to Australia on 16 June 1919 aboard SS Ormonde disembarking on the 1 August 1919