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Sydney Gordon Bowron

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Sydney Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Bowron AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2025 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 April 1892 Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Raroa, Opawa, Christchurch AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mr. George Bowron (father),Raroa, Opawa, Christchurch AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Manufacturer/Civilian Military Personnel File
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Other, WWI AWMM
    Nature of Injury: Loss right eye, G.S.W. head chest thigh and hand Pension: 20/- Percent of disability: [Not stated] Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Freda De Launey Bowron (Source: Military Personnel File)

    He was the former manging director of G.L. Bowron and Company Ltd., sheepskin, leather and suede manufacturers. (Source: Military Personnel File)

    During WW1 he was on garrison duty at Ripapa Island during the imprisonment of Count Felix Von Luckner. (Source: Military Personnel File)

    He was wounded at Gallipoli and in France. (Source: Military Personnel File)

    He was a member of the New Zealand Army Board (Source: Military Personnel File)

    Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): Box 550, Christchurch AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 February 1977 Military Personnel File
    Age 86 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury Military personnel file
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.70 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM
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