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Regimental number373
Place of birthLeichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolLeichhardt Superior Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kin..., Miss Caroline Dowding, 80 Marion Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Keenly interested in rowing always had been a member of several rowing clubs. The first one being Leichhardt and the last (at time of enlistment), Mosman Rowing Club. Had won several trophies. Passed the Postal and Civil Service exams and the Junior University Exam from Leichhardt School." Details from Sister.
FateDied of wounds 5 June 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 17), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr R.L. and Jessie DOWDING. Native of Leichardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: Lance Corporal Gordon Robbie, who died at Randwick Hospital, April, 1919.

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