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Edward Richard DOWTON

Regimental number79
Place of birthLewison England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, E F Dowton, Engleheart Road, Catford London, England
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 May 1915
Date of death18 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 18), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
55
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mr Dowton, 60 Englehart Road, Catford, London, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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