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Frederick Henry DOWEL

Regimental number1375
Place of birthFitzroy, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressJumbunna, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.6
Height6' 0.75"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry John Dowel, Jumbunna, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 28 August 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Place of burialKorumburra Civil Cemetery, Korumburra, Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
115
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6244 Pte Leslie George DOWEL, 29th Bn, returned to Australia, 30 January 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked, Melbourne, 1 February 1919; died of heart failure, 6 pm, 11 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Frederick Harry DOWELL.
Date of death11 February 1919 Inverloch
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOWEL Frederick Henry

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