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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Adam Bowman
Name: Bowman, Adam
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1034, 1843
Place of Birth: Maryborough (Qld.)
Next of Kin: Mrs Margaret Bowman - Mother ; Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland.Then from 25 June 1917, his wife Constance Lisca Bowman nee Bridgman from Salisbury, Wiltshire whom he married on 19 June 1917.
Biographical notes: There is a photograph of Bowman on Page 43 of Bob Doneley's book. He is incorrectly listed on the Darwin cenotaph as having been killed in the war. Adam Bowman was the son of James and Margaret Bowman (nee Spicer). In 1935 he was hit by a train and died at Euramo as he walked along the track towards his home in Cardwell where he lived. He was survived by his wife and daughters Cara and Lisca.
Occupation: Bridge carpenter
Date of Enlistment: 26-Apr-1915
Age at Enlistment: 25
Place of Enlistment: Greenhill, (Qld.)
Unit: 25th Battalion B Company, 46th Battalion
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1935-08-30
Place of Death: Euramo (Qld.)
Place of Burial: Tully Cemetery, (Qld.)
Memorials: Darwin Cenotaph
Service History: As part of the First contingent in April 1915, Bowman embarked from Brisbane on board HMAT A60 'Aeneas' on 29 June 1915. He returned to Egypt from Australia 2 February 1916. He was taken on strength from 29th Battalion on 6 March 1916 and promoted to corporal 14 March 1916 and again promoted to sergeant 20 May 1916 in France. Bowman was wounded in action 30 August 1916 with a sprained ankle and fractured tibia and admitted to hospital in London 3 September 1916. Bowman returned to his battalion 6 April 1917 after his recovery and was wounded a 2nd time suffering a gunshot wound to his leg 23 April 1917, he rejoined his unit 10 December 1917. Bowman was wounded a 3rd time 19 January 1918 and a 4th time 8 August 1918 and later rejoined his unit 2 September 1918. Bowman was wounded for the 5th and final time 19 September 1918 and was invalided to the UK Bowman returned to Australia 11 January 1919 on the 'Osterley', arriving 3 March 1919 and was discharged 17 April 1919.
Related link: Embarkation Roll
Nominal Roll
"Man killed by train", Townsville Daily Bulletin, 2 September, 1945: p.5.
Service Record
Black over Blue : The 25th Battalion, AIF at War, 1915-1918 by Bob Doneley. Toowoomba, Qld., USQ Press, 1997.
Unit War Diary
"Letter", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 15 June 1916: p.15.
"Run over by train", The Northern Miner, 2 September 1935: p.2.
"In Memoriam", Townsville Daily Bulletin, 1 September, 1935: p.2.
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Appears in Collections:Returned ANZACs

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