Alfred Bernard Charles DOWLING

Regimental number1044
Date of birth9 January 1894
Place of birthKangarilla, South Australia
SchoolKangarilla Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
AddressKangarilla, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, James Hughes Dowling, Kangarilla, South Australia
Previous military service79th Infantry
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4779 Pte Henry Christopher Thomas DOWLING, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded, Villers-Bretonneux, 15 June 1918; invalided to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, England; recovered and returned to duty, 13 September 1918. Served as a stretcher-bearer with the 4th Australian Army Medical Corps; sent to No. 5 Officer Cadet Battalion, Trinity College, Cambridge, where he received his commission.

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