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Edward Clarence DOWD

Regimental number2801
Date of birth2 October 1891
Place of birthOrroroo, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressCarrieton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.9
Height5' 9"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinFriend, John Cahill, Eurelia, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 5.5 months in the 'AIF Mitcham'; discharged (medically unfit), 15 July 1916.
Enlistment date26 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Discharge date16 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 12 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 16 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No S212920.
Place of burialDerrick Gardens, Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOWD Edward Clarence

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