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Francis Michael DOWD

Regimental number1657
Place of birthWhyte, Yarcowrie, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressTerowie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Dowd, North Esplanade, Semaphore, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
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 RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Details of death and burial questionable
Discharge date12 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4723 Pte Andrew Aloysius DOWD, 3rd Australian General Hospital, returned to Australia, 19 September 1917; 1656 Lance Corporal Edward Hillary DOWD, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 3 March 1919; 2630 Pte Patrick John DOWD MM, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Beltana', 2 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit: severe gun shot wound, left buttock), Adelaide, 12 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 September 1966
Place of burialBroken Hill Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOWD Francis Michael

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