George Bowie

First Name: 
George
Last Name: 
Bowie
Mother's Name: 
Ann Bowie
Father's Name: 
David Walter Bowie
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, February 3, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
34th Battalion
Company: 
A Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, October 12, 1917
Place of Death: 
Passchendaele Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

George Bowie (Service No 17) was born in Helensburgh, NSW about 1892. He was a single 22 year old labourer who listed his uncle Andrew Bowie of Cessnock as his next of kin.

He embarked on HMAT A20 Honorata with A Company 34th Battalion on 2nd May 1916. George joined the battalion in France and saw service on the Western Front. On 7th October he was promoted to Lance Corporal in 3 Platoon A Company and placed in charge of a Lewis gun team. While fighting at Passchendaele on 12th October the gun team was hit by a shell and all were killed.

George Bowie is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Plot XXIII, Row C, Grave 22.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BOWIE G

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