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William Arthur DOWLEY

Regimental number2621
Place of birthWentworth, New South Wales
SchoolMidlura State School, Mildura, Victoria
Other trainingOrchardist
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationLabourer
AddressPalm Avenue, Mildura, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Dowley Palm Avenue, Mildura, Victoria
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Arthur enlisted in July, 1915 and went into Camp at Seymour, Victoria and sailed in October, 1915, by the "Ulyssis". Arrived in Egypt November, 1915 and was on duty for five weeks in the Perubian Desert." Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 7 November 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialThistle Dump Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 4), High Wood, Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
98
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry John and Margaret DOWLEY, Doveton Street, Castlemaine, Victoria. Native of Wentworth, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: Pte A.L. James, killed in action in France Cousin: Cpl W.J. James, killed in action in France.

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