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Esric Montague DOWLING

Regimental number2878
Place of birthDalton, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine cleaner
AddressDalton via Gunning, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Dowling, Dalton via Gunning, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 June 1916
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 181), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on St Edmund's Anglican Church Roll of Honour, Gunning, New South Wales: 'In memory of the men of this Parish who made the supreme sacrifice of their life in the fight for Truth and Freedom.' Parents: John and Margaret DOWLING, 'Pearcefield', Dalton, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 June 1916 (shell wounds, head and both legs), and admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, and transferred to 8th Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 20 June 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOWLING Esric Montague

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