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William Alexander Bowie

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Bowie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Billy AWMM
  • Service number
    16 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Bowie, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Kimberley AWMM
    • Paardeberg AWMM
    • Driefontein AWMM
    • Johannesburg AWMM
    • Diamond Hill AWMM
    • Wittebergen AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    16 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Timaru High School Cadets AWMM
    • Trooper in the South Canterbury Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Farmer/Civilian 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • On his return to New Zealand he was recruiting at Hammer Springs, Canterbury in 1901. He later studied farming at Lincoln College, but then entered Medical School at Edinburgh and carried out post graduate work there.' (Stowers, p.153)

    Bowie married Miss Florence Reid in Scotland in 1915. He returned to New Zealand after a year's hospital work in Sydney. In New Zealand he was appointed Medical Superintendent of the Cook Hospital, Gisborne. (Stowers, p.153)

    Had two sons, W. Bowie and Douglas Bowie, who both served in World War Two.

    Buried in Scotland

    Father was named Robert Bowie. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 1945 AWMM
      EdinburghScotland AWMM
    • 12 June 1958 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 80 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • 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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