|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|School||State School, Gordon, Victoria|
|Other training||Alexandra College, Northcote, Victoria|
|Address||Elizabeth McDowell, 10 Garrett Street, South Preston, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, A H McDowell, South Preston, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 6 years in the 5th Infantry Regiment, Militia.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||22nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/39/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||26|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No 4), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Alexander and Elizabeth McDOWELL, 186 North Road, Brighton, Victoria. Native of Albert Park, Victoria|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 8194 Pte Norman Kenneth McDOWELL, 14th Field Ambulance, died of wounds, 21 September 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 5 February 1916 (influenza); discharged to duty, 15 February 1916.
Taken on strength of 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 March 1916.
Promoted Sergeant, Ferry Post, 25 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Previously reported Missing, now, 13 September 1916, reported 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Statement, 2878 Corporal E.E. POULTER, B Company, 60th Bn, 29 January 1917: 'The last time I saw him was in No Man's Land about 150 yds. from our line. He was shot through the side and the bullet evidently lodged in his stomach as he doubled up and fell. We could not hold the ground. We went over with 1100 men and 63 men answered the roll call.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 18), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McDOWELL Athol Halliday|