|Place of birth||Antrim, Ireland|
|Address||496 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs M McDowdell, 496 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||18th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/35/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||18th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: rejoined 18th Bn, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 10 January 1916. (No information recorded on activities prior to this entry.)
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 March 1916.
Reverted to Private at own request, 18 October 1917. Appointed Lance Corporal, 28 November 1917.
Wounded in action, 15 April 1918 (gun shot wound, left leg), and admitted to 55th Field Ambulance; transferred to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 19 April 1918 (left leg amputated); to England, 20 April 1918, and admitted to Reading War Hospital, 21 April 1918 (wound severe); to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 1 August 1918. Discharged on furlough, 10 August 1918, to report to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 24 August 1918; discharged, 5 January 1919, for return to Australia.
Commenced return to Australia on board 'Kanowna', 5 January 1919; arrived Melbourne, 7 March 1919, for onward travel by boat to Sydney; discharged, 2 November 1919 (invalid).Medals: 1914-15 star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McDOWDELL Joseph|