Abraham Bowson

Born 16.03.1884

Place Lomza, Poland

Ethnic origin Jewish

Religion Jewish

Father Nothex [Nathan?] Bear

Mother Sarah


Wife Jetta (Yetta) Bowson (nee Posner), married 1912 Sydney; child Neville Bowson (1915-1915)

Arrived at Australia
from Antwerp, Belgium
on 17.09.1907
per Mohand
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Camperdown, Clarence Siding, Blue Mountains, Newtown, NSW

Occupation 1914 labourer; 1917 dealer, 1930 watchman, 1940 baker and cook, 1942 munition worker

Service 1
service number 7372
enlisted 10.02.1917
POE Sydney
unit 3rd Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1918
casualties WIA 1918
final fate RTA 7.06.1918
discharged 23.08.1918

Service 2 (WWII)
service number N77607
enlisted 12.08.1940
POE Paddington, NSW
unit 16th Garrison Battalion
discharged 18.06.1941

Naturalisation 1914

Residence after the war Sydney

Died 1967, Sydney


Naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised WWI service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

WWII service records (NAA)

Blog article



From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Age seemed to present no major obstacle to enlistment [during WWII], however: some of the men simply 'adjusted' their birthdates, and the authorities regularly failed to insist on documentary proof. [...] Abraham Bowson, who had been wounded at Hazebrouck in 1918, 'adjusted' his birthdate for this enlistment (from 1884) to 1900.