2358 John Thomas ROWAN

Date of enlistment 9th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Significant events while with the AIF Killed in Action – Pozieres

Hospitalised sick

Missed Osterley sailing from Fremantle

cwgcCommemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial


Summary of Private Rowan’s WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Date Location Event
27th July – 4th August 1916 France Killed in Action
8th July 1916 France Drunkenness and breaking from ranks while on a march. Award 28 days FP#2
7th July 1916 France Re-joined Battalion
18th May 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
9th May 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Scotian
14th February 1916 Egypt Discharged to Base
8th February 1916 Egypt To 1st Australian General Hospital sick – nose injury
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength, Tel-el-Kabir
5th October 1915 Australia Failed to depart on Osterley from Fremantle. Sailed on Themistocles on 13th October. Fined 28 days pay
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot

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