William Henry BOWEN MM

Birthplace
New Zealand
Resided
Warwick
Occupation
Bricklayer
Enlisted
02-April-1916
Place
Warwick
Age
30
Status
Single
Service No
1805
Rank
Private
Unit
42nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcements
Embarked
16-August-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
Military Medal
Fate
Returned to Australia
September 1919
Notes

Name on ROH: W.A. BOWER

 

Military Medal citation: "On 6th September 1918 in front of Tincourt, Private William Bowen, showing utter disregard of personal safety and with great pluck and dash, led an attack on an enemy post. Under fire from at least four machine guns and many snipers, he successfully guided a party around to their flank while the remainder of the platoon engaged the enemy from the front with Lewis Guns, putting the enemy to flight and inflicting severe losses on them. Throughout the operations he showed great bravery and set an exceptionally fine example to the rest of the men, under most trying circumstances, which greatly increased their morale.

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