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William Edward DOWDY

Regimental number5368
Place of birthHorsham, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressOuyen, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Dowdy, Ouyen, Victoria
Enlistment date4 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMildura, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 16157 Driver Richard John DOWDY, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 25 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 August 1959
Age at death63
Place of burialMildura Cemetery, Victoria

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