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Patrick DOWD

Regimental number3306
Place of birthCastlegregory, Co Kerry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 7.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, M Dowd, Clounsharrough, Castlegregory, Co Kerry, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Discharge date23 August 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Port Lincoln', 13 October 1915.

Allotted to 45th Battalion, Zeitoun, 6 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HT 'Kinsfaunscastle' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 8 June 1916; granted leave to United Kingdom, 30 January 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 15 February 1917.

Wounded in action, and admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 March 1918 (gun shot wound, right hand); transferred to 4th General Hospital, 30 March 1918; discharged to Medical Board Depot, 4 April 1918; marched into Australin Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 8 April 1918; assessed by Medical Board as debility E, 20 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Gaika', 12 May 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1918, for onward travel to Sydney. Discharged as being medically unfit for service, Sydney, 23 August 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOWD Patrick

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