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Rowland Arthur DOWLING

Date of birth25 May 1893
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationVeterinary surgeon
AddressWoolford Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, A E Dowling, Woolford Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Veterinary Corps


Unit: AVH
Promotion date: 22 April 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

For excellent work in maintaining the fitness of the animals throughout the Infantry Units of this Division.
Recommendation date: 20 September 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 21 April 1918
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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