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Regimental number1704
Place of birthWaterford, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHannan Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 7.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edward Dowling, Newroa, Wexford, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed in the TMI for 2 years 9 months.
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Anzac Battalion, Imperial Camel Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1918
Discharge date3 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt

Taken on strength of 3rd Reserve Regiment, Heliopolis, Egypt, 6 March 1916; attached to Imperial Camel Corps, Tel-el-Kebir, 8 July 1916; taken on strength of Imperial Camel Corps and posted to 13th Company, 9 July 1916; taken on strength of 3rd Anzac Brigade, Eastern Expeditionary Force, 11 November 1916.

Admitted to 4th DMB Field Ambulance (dysentery), Baharia, 6 December 1916; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 3 January 1917; discharged to duty, 26 February 1917; transferred to 13th Company of the Imperial Camel Brigade, 6 March 1917.

Admitted to 77th Casualty Clearing Station (debility), Gaza, 22 November 1917; to 24th Stationary Hospital, 24 November 1917; to Australian Army Medical Corps Training Cadre, 25 March 1917; discharged to unit, 26 March 1917.

Admitted to Australian Army Medical Corps Cadre (debility), Moascar, 3 April 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 10 April 1918; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin' from Suez for discharge, 12 July 1918; disembarked, Sydney,17 August 1918; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatoid arthritis), Melbourne, 3 September 1918.

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

Medal stamps marked ' returned 10 May 1923'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOWLING Richard

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