Edward Francis Bowring
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||19 Aug 1897|
|Place of Birth||St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Death||27 Aug 1982, aged 85|
|Place of Death||Rivervale, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||44 years, 9 months|
5'3" (1.60m) tall ; 140lbs|
63.503 kg; dark complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair ; 1st,2nd & 3rd fingers on left hand missing.
|Address||Bunbury road, Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Elsie May Bowring|
|Date of Enlistment||25 May 1942|
|Unit/Formation||12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Edward Married Elsie May Collier on 13 May 1925. At the time of his enlistment they had 4 children.
Electoral Roll entries: 1925 - 1926 at Hoffman's Mill, mill hand; 1937 at Nanga Brook, Mill hand; 1943 at Bunbury road, Armadale, mill hand
On 20 Aug 1942, Edward was taken on strength by the 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion, and on 31 Jul 1944 he was transferred to the Reserve. On 15 Oct 1945 Edward was discharged.
Electoral Roll entries: 1954 - 1977 at 91 Kooyong road, Rivervale, timber worker. Elsie died on 3 Mar 1999 aged 92 in Redcliffe. Son Philip Aubrey b. 1927, d.2013.