BOWMAN, Alexander Duncan
(Service number 74375)

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Date 2 November 1897 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o P. O., Temuka
Occupation Driver
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mr A. BOWMAN (father), Okaiawa P. O., Taranaki
Religion Presbyterian
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Farm manager


Date 22 August 1973 Age 75 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 20, Block 715
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Alexander Duncan Bowman was the son of Alexander and Mary Ellen (née McCallum) Bowman. He was educated at Albury School. Late in 1917 he was selected by lot from the First Division and called up. Alex married Edna Gladys Niles in 1919. After Edna's death in 1953, he married Flora.


Timaru Herald, 4 December 1917 (Papers Past) [08 August 2015]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 December 2019]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [22 December 2019]; Temuka Cemetery headstone images (Timaru District Council) [22 December 2019]

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