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George Malcolm Bower

Name on Board GM Bower
Name on Service
George Malcolm  Bower
Enlistment Age 18
Occupation Printer
Place of Birth Newport, Vic
Next of Kin Robert and Sarah Bower
Address 32 Oakbank St, Newport, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 26/06/1915
Service No. 2480
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 29/09/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Osterley
Unit on Embarkation 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 26/08/1916
Unit on Death 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France (no known grave)
Cemetery or Memorial Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Additional Information George Bower attended North State School and was a member of Newport Methodist Cricket Club. His name appears on the North Williamstown Presbyterian Church (now St Stephens). George was employed at Walker, May and Co. Family printing business was Bower and Young, Parker St, Williamstown, Vic An honour board was unveiled at the Newport Dispensary Hall for the Newport Tent I.O.R.  in December 1919.  The honour board, which was made of Australian blackwood, with fiddle-back panels, contained the names of 36 members, nine of whom had sacrificed their lives for their country, of which G Bower was one.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 30 September 1916, p2 Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 13 December 1919, p2
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