William Thomas BOWDLER

William Thomas Bowdler Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Drayton
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Painter
Enlisted
08-May-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
35
Status
Widower
Service No
166
Rank
Private
Unit
26th Battalion
Embarked
28-June-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
Returned to Australia
December 1918
Notes

In 1899-1900 William Bowdler served with the 1st Queensland Contingent in the Boer War.

 

William Bowdler landed at Gallipoli from Egypt in September 1915. In November he was evacuated to Malta with gastritis. He returned to Egypt in March 1916 but did not land in France until December. In August 1918 he was diagnosed with ‘chronic rheumatism’ and  invalided to Australia. He was discharged in March 1919.