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Bowring H L   Driver  1022

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Bowring H L   Driver  1022    Herbert Leon     2 FAB    22    Clerk    Single    Prot        

Address:    Ascot Vale, Wigton St, 9 "Lillia"

Next of Kin:    Bowring, H, father, "Lillia", 9  Wigton St, Ascot Vale    

Enlisted:    26 Aug 1914        

Embarked:     A9 Shropshire 20 Oct 1914         


One Thousand Days with the AIF                                                                                                                


Mr. H. Bowring, of "Lillia," Wigton st., Ascot Vale, has received word that his son, H. L. Bowring, Q.M.S., has gained his commission on the field. He left Australia with the 5th Battery, 2nd Field Artillery, and has been on active service for over three years.


OUR SOLDIERS. (1918, February 28). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved June 5, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74605202



Mentioned in this Publication:

The Argus 17 Sep 1919 "Rowing. Essendon Club."


Gunner Frederick Sydney Loch also embarked on the Shropshire with the 2nd Field Artillery Battalion, and wrote an account of it published as Straits Impregnable by Sydney de Lough during the war, though initially disguising it as a novel.  An annotated version of Loch's book has been published by Susanna de Vries, and now called  To Hell and Back.


War Service Commemorated

“Send off to the Essendon Boys”

Essendon Town Hall A-F

St-George's-Church-of-England  (B)

North Suburban Club                                                                

Essendon Rowing Club

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours                

Regimental Register    

Patriotic Concert, Essendon Town Hall, 1914

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