John Sydney Peter MCDOWELL

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MCDOWELL, John Sydney Peter

Service Number: 1981
Enlisted: 18 June 1915, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 24 October 1892
Home Town: Alberton, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Marist Brothers School, Port Adelaide
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 20 July 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix
Plot 1, Row F, grave 19
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World War 1 Service

18 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Liverpool, NSW
9 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1981, 18th Infantry Battalion
9 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1981, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE J. S. MCDOWELL.

Mrs. A. McDowell, of King-street, Alberton, has received the sad intelligence of the death of her youngest son, Private J. S. McDowell, in France. He enlisted in Sydney and left for the front on August 9, 1915. Private J. S. McDowell, who was 23 years of age, was educated at the Marist Brothers' School, Port Adelaide, in which district he was greatly esteemed by a wide circle of friends. He fought on Gallipoli and was among the last to leave at the evacuation. His father, Mr. William McDowell, was killed by a train at Port Adelaide about eight months ago. Great sympathy is felt for Mrs. McDowell in her double loss." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 26 Aug 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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