Stanley Ernest BOWYER

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BOWYER, Stanley Ernest

Service Number: 113
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Woodville, South Australia, 3 December 1894
Home Town: Woodville, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Woodville Public School
Occupation: Teamster
Died: Killed in action, Egypt, 9 January 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (WW1), CroydonM*, Woodville Uniting Church (Brass Honour Board)
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
22 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 113, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
22 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 113, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
9 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 113, 3rd Light Horse Regiment

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Biography

"THE LATE SERGEANT S. E. BOWYER.

Sergeant Stanley Ernest Bowyer was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bowyer, Finsbury Park, Woodville. He was born at Woodville on December 3, 1894 and was educated at the Woodville Public School. Sergeant Bowyer was a military enthusiast, and enlisted as a Light Horseman on the first day of recruiting and until his death on January 9, he had not left his regiment, going safely through the Gallipoli campaign and various engagements in Egypt since that time. He left for the front as lance-corporal and was promoted to sergeant some time before his death. He was a fine horseman. His honest and straightforward manner gained him a large number of friends." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 10 Feb 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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