Private Allan Gowans

Service number 2816
Birth Date 1897
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Carrathool
Final Rank Private
  • 53rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 54th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Carrathool
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Allan Gowans, 53rd Battalion, enlisted on 29 June 1915 and embarked for active service aboard HMAT Argyllshire on 30 September 1915. He was promoted to the rank of lance corporal on 11 January 1918 and was wounded in action on 1 September 1918, receiving a gun shot wound to the face and chin. He was evacuated to hospital in England and was returned to Australia on 8 January 1919, and discharged, medically unfit on 25 July 1919.



Date of birth 1897
Date of embarkation 30 September 1915