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Andrew Aloysius DOWD

Regimental number4723
Place of birthWhyte, Yarcowie, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCivil servant
Addressc/o Mrs M Dowd, Terowie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6.25"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Dowd, Terowie, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in 71st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date6 May 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian General Hospital 3, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/67/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 15 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Australian General Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917
Discharge date17 December 1917
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1656 Lance Corporal Edward Hillary DOWD, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 3 March 1919; 1657 Pte Francis Michael DOWD, 48th Bn, returned to Austraslia, 2 June 1919; 2630 Pte Patrick John DOWD MM, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Lemnos, 28 November 1915; discharged to duty, 19 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 27 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, 21 February 1916, of neglect of duty, asleep at post while on Active Service: awarded 21 days' detention.

Discharged from detention, 21 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria for England, 25 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 19 September 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 9 November 1917; discharged (at own request: family reasons), 17 December 1917.

War service: 2 years 226 days (of which 2 years 148 days were abroad).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOWD Andrew Aloysius

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