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John Ambrose McDOWELL

Date of birth9 July 1888
Place of birthGlebe, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
AddressMostyn Hamilton Street, Coogee, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Naida Beatrice McDowell c/o Mrs Cooper, Avondale Dapto, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name18th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion


Unit: 33rd Battalion
Promotion date: 13 May 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: 28 February 1918

FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Fannie MCDOWELL
Other details

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

Miscellaneous detailsAlso Served in INF34CC
Date of death4 February 1932
Age at death44
Place of burialBotany Cemetery, New South Wales

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