Henry William (Dick) DOWTON


DOWTON, Henry William

Service Number: 3788
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Darnum, Victoria, Australia, June 1891
Home Town: Yarragon, Baw Baw, Victoria
Schooling: Yarragon State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Carrier
Died: Killed in Action, France, 25 July 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried in the vicinity of Pozieres, commemorated VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Box Hill Shire of Nunawading War Memorial, Mitcham War Memorial, Shire of Nunawading Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Yarragon War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 3788, Melbourne, Victoria
23 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3788, 5th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
23 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3788, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
25 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3788, 5th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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