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Walter Ambrose DOWD

Regimental number148
Place of birthWellington New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFactory manager
AddressTrenchman's Road, Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Dowd, Trenchman's Road, Randwick, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and determination in the operations against Foucaucourt on 28 August, 1918. When his platoon was heavily shelled and held up, he reorganized his men, and then led a party against an enemy strong point, resulting in fourteen prisoners and four machine guns being captured.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

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