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Ronald Guy DOWLING

Regimental number3134
Place of birthDelegate New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTea agent
AddressPambula, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, James Dowling, Pambula, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Altered to Distinguished Conduct Medal)

Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He accompanied his officer and sergeant in storming a strong point in advance of the objective during an attack. The enemy machine gun crew were silenced, and the gun, together with 30 prisoners, captured. His prompt and fearless action saved many casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Date of death11 March 1974
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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