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William George DOW

Regimental number11462
Place of birthYule Street, Dulwich Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolPetersham Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
Address'Gordon', Yule Street, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, A Dow, 'Gordon', Yule Street, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name5th Field Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He was a member of the Staff of the National Bank of Australia Ltd. and was held in high esteem by the Manager and his brother officers. He was in every battle from Pozieres until his death. The same shell killed two of his comrades and they are buried in the same grave in Dionebusch Military Cemetery. He was deloved by all who knew him." Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 23 July 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialDickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 22).
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander Young and Elizabeth DOW, "Gordon" Yule Street, Dulwich Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: Sgt Wilson Dow, MM 57th Battalion, 5th Division AIF. Killed fter his return. Son of Captain Dow of Verdon Street, North Williamstown, Victoria.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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