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Arthur John DOWLING

Regimental number2019
Place of birthNaas, Kildare, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNorwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation45
Height5' 9"
Weight179 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mr William Arscott, Parade, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the Army Service Corps.
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date9 June 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Australia, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 11 March 1916; proceeded to join 32nd Bn, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; embarked to join the British Expeditionary Force, Alexandria, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action and admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 23 August 1916; transferred to 8th Casualty Clearing Station, 27 August 1916; to 15th Field Ambulance, 9 September 1916; rejoined Bn in the field, 25 September 1916.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 5 October 1916 (rheumatism); transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 6 October 1916; rejoined Bn, 27 October 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 2 December 1916 (trench feet); transferred to England, 6 December 1916; admitted to 8th Southern General Hospital, Bristol, England, 7 December 1916; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 20 December 1916; discharged from hospital and marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, 29 January 1917.

Marched out to Hurdcott Command Depot, 28 April 1917; classified 'C1', 15 June 1917; classified 'PB', 14 August 1917; attached to Pay Corps for duty at Pay Office, Tidworth, 24 January 1918; promoted to ER/2/Corporal at Australian Imperial Force Depots in United Kingdom, 10 May 1918; marched in to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 11 September 1918; promoted to T/Sergeant, 20 December 1918; promoted to ER/Sergeant, Tidworth, 1 May 1919; marched in to Deverill, 24 July 1919; eligible for 15 days' extra disembarkation leave, 31 July 1919 to 30 September 1919; at Pay Office, Sutton Veny, 31 August 1919 to 12 January 1920.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Friedrichsruh', 22 January 1920; disembarked Melbourne, 9 March 1920; discharged, 9 June 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 July 1952
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOWLING Arthur John

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