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Cyril John Bowen (1886–1916)

Much regret was expressed at Cairns when news was received announcing the death of Lieutenant Cyril J. Bowen, from meningitis, on board a troopship bound for the front. The deceased soldier the second son of the late Sub-inspector Bowen and Mrs. Bowen, Cairns. He was an old Nudgee boy, and at the time of bis enlistment in September, 1915, was accountant in the Bank of New South Wales, Queanbeyan, New South Wales. He enlisted as a trooper in the Light Horse, and then entered the Officers' Training School, finally passing his examination at lieutenant at Duntroon, and obtaining a commission in the infantry. His eldest brother is now. in camp at Salisbury Plain.

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'Bowen, Cyril John (1886–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 5 December 2023.

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18 March, 1886
Springsure, Queensland, Australia


15 September, 1916 (aged 30)
aboard H.M.A.T. Anchises, at sea

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