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Bowen, Cyril John (1886–1916)

Cyril John Bowe, c. 1915 photographer unknown

Cyril John Bowe, c. 1915 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

CYRIL JOHN BOWEN, son of the late Mr. Patrick Bowen and Mrs. M. G. Bowen, of Cairns, Q., was born at Springsure, Queensland, on 18th March, 1886, and was educated at State Schools and at St. Joseph’s College, Nudgee, Queensland.

Entering the Bank as a junior clerk on 20th October, 1903, he served at Cooktown in 1904 and was transferred to Cairns in June, 1905. In January, 1907, he was promoted to ledgerkeeper, and in March, 1911, transferred to Croydon, Q., as teller. In November, 1912, he came on to the Head Office Staff, removing to the Southern Branch in March, 1913, and thence to Queanbeyan, N.S.W., as teller, in the following June.

Cyril Bowen enlisted on 4th September, 1915, and joined the 34th Battalion. After proving very efficient and popular in the training camp and on board the transport in which he left Australia for England, via South Africa, he had the misfortune to be stricken with meningitis, was ill for a few days, and died on shipboard on 15th September, 1916. He was buried at sea.

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Cyril John Bowe, c. 1915 photographer unknown

Cyril John Bowe, c. 1915 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour