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Edward Hillary DOWD

Regimental number1656
Place of birthWhyte, Yarcowrie, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPorter SA Railways
AddressTerowie, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26.5
Height5' 7"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Dorothy Alice Dowd, Terowie, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/65/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4723 Pte Andrew Aloysius DOWD, 3rd Australian General Hospital, returned to Australia, 19 September 1917; 1657 Pte Francis Michael DOWD, 48th Bn, returned to Austraslia, 2 June 1919; 2630 Pte Patrick John DOWD MM, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Taken Prisoner of War, 11 April 1917; repatriated to England, arrived, 25 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nevasa', 5 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 10 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOWD Edward Hillary

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