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Ernest John DOWLING

Regimental number3277
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGisborne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.6
Height5' 7.5"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinFriend, David George O'Donnell, Gisborne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 October 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date27 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 19 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit: pulmonary tuberculosis), Melbourne, 27 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 August 1971
Age at death80
Place of burialWoden Cemetery, ACT
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOWLING Ernest John

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