Edward Francis Bowring

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Edward Francis Bowring
Personal Information
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
Description 5'3" (1.60m) tall ; 140lbs
63.503 kg
; dark complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair ; 1st,2nd & 3rd fingers on left hand missing.
Occupation Timer worker
Religion Methodist
Address Bunbury road, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Elsie May Bowring
Military Information
Reg Number W85039
Date of Enlistment 25 May 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

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

War Service

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.

Post War

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.


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