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John Kissock McDOWELL

Regimental number1268
Place of birthScotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngineer
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Dickie McDowell, Gold Street, Mackay, Queensland
Previous military service27th Australian Light Horse
Enlistment date27 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 9 April 1918

FateKilled in Action 26 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records46
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row B, Grave No. 10), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
135
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Husband of Mary MCDOWELL, Fisher Street, East Brisbane
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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