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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Arthur Stowar
Also known as: Stowar, Arthur
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 6616
Place of Birth: Wimborne, Dorset (England)
Next of Kin: William Stowar - Father ; 5 Providence Cottage, The Cyce, Highbridge, Somerset, England.
Biographical notes: Arthur was one of twin sons amongst other children, of William and Elizabeth Stowar born in Somerset 20 July 1889. On completion of an apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery Arthur migrated to Australia traveling on the 'Levuka' arriving in Sydney 26 August 1912. It is unknown when Arthur came to Darwin but a 'Stowar' is mentioned as being nominated to participate in a swimming carnival on the same day as the Farewell Smoke Social for the Fourth Contingent was presented at the Town Hall. Before his repatriation Arthur married Beatrice Annie Luke on 9 September 1918 in Belmont Chapel Devonport by licence. When Arthur was discharged he lived in 8 Chisholm Road Auburn N.S.W. where he became involved in amateur short wave radio and participated in community life. In October 1930 Arthur took his wife and four children back to England remaining there until the family returned to Australia July 1933. His 2 eldest sons both enlisted in World War Two, one in the RAAF and the other in the Army.
Occupation: Wheelwright and carpenter
Date of Enlistment: 6-Oct-1915
Age at Enlistment: 26
Place of Enlistment: Darwin
Unit: 6th Field Company Engineers, 4th Reinforcement
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1981-5-31
Place of Death: Auburn (N.S.W.)
Service History: Unit embarked from Sydney, on board HMAT A67 'Orsova' on 11 March 1916. Arthur spent some time in Alexandria before landing in France in August 1916. Arthur spent all of his time as a Sapper in France with periodic leave breaks in England. Arthur was also granted leave to attend non-military employment from February to May 1919 during which time he got married. When leave had expired he was returned to Australia with his wife embarking on the 'Indarra' 12 July 1919 and disembarking 9 September 1919 and was discharged 15 November 1919.
Related link: Service Record
Nominal Roll
Embarkation Roll
Farewell Smoke Social Programme Fourth Contingent October 1915.
Unit War Diary
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Appears in Collections:Returned ANZACs

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