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William Bernard Bowles

Portrait of William Bernard Bowles, c.1915. SCRoll Project, South Canterbury Museum, 2010/017.01. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of William Bernard Bowles, c.1915. SCRoll Project, South Canterbury Museum, 2010/017.01. Im …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Bernard AWMM
  • Surname
    Bowles AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24/978 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 10 Victoria Avenue, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 W.G. Bowles (father), Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/978 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    London Gazette, 2 April 1918, p4023, Rec No 1817: AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Bowles was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Bowles, of Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 April 1918 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France AWMM I. I. 7. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM

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  • Bernie Bowles was my uncle, my mother's half brother. My cousin and I donated his portrait and medals to the museum in Timaru.
    Public - Jennifer - Direct descendant - 26 April 2017
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