Gordon DOW


DOW, Gordon

Service Number: 4794
Enlisted: 15 July 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880
Home Town: South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Dorcas Street State School, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in action, France, 10 February 1917
Cemetery: Bazentin-le-Petit Military Cemetery
Row G, Grave 3 Headstone inscription reads: Beloved husband of Amanda Dow he bravely answered the call
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4794, Enlisted at Melbourne
7 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4794, 5th Infantry Battalion
7 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4794, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
7 Dec 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4794, Gunshot wound to the face

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Henry and Isabella Dow; husband of Amanda Dow of 50 Anglesea Street, Sydney, NSW

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal