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Wilfred Field Carlyle Flowers

Name on Board WF Flowers
Name on Service
Wilfred Field Carlyle  Flowers
Enlistment Age 21
Occupation Clerk
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin William Arthur and Alice Maria Flowers
Address 136 Osborne St, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 8/07/1915
Service No. 3732
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 23/11/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Ceramic A40
Unit on Embarkation 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 19/07/1916
Unit on Death 59th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA (previously reported missing)
Place of Wounding/
Hazebrouck, Belguim (No known grave - presumed buried in no-mans land - Court of Inquiry held 29/08/1917)
Cemetery or Memorial VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Additional Information Wilfred Flowers attended the Central State and Grammar Schools in Williamstown. Prior to enlisitng he worked for Watson and Co., Melbourne. He was rejected five times before being accepted for enlistment on his sixth attempt. In September 1917 his parents received notification of his death, over a year after he was reported missing on 8 July 1916. In April 1917 a British soldier found the bible Mrs Flowers had given her son prior to his leaving home and returned it to her. His elder married brother, Harold Alfred Flowers (17341) enlisted in the Army Medical Corps on 31 January 1916.  He returned to Australia in August 1919.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 22 September, 1917, p3
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