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Francis Gilbert DOWLING

Regimental number18858
Place of birthHemel Hampstead, Hertfordshire, England
SchoolHeath School, Hemel Hampstead, Hertfordshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia15
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNorth Dorrigo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Dowling, c/o S G Gould, c/o Hooper Harrison, Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date18 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Bombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 27
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 11 September 1917
Place of death or woundingDickebush
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No 7), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter Edward Henry and Elizabeth Mary DOWLING. Native of Hemel Hempstead, Herts, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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