Peter Mathew O'DOWD

O'DOWD, Peter Mathew

Service Number: 324
Enlisted: 2 January 1915, Townsville, Queensland
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 11th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Prairie, Queensland, 16 July 1887
Home Town: Normanton, Carpentaria, Queensland
Schooling: Normanton State School
Occupation: Stockman/Baker's assistant
Died: Killed in Action, Palestine, 19 April 1917, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
Plot XVIII. E. 12.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 324, Townsville, Queensland
2 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 324, 11th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 324, 11th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Borda, Brisbane
29 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 324, 5th Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli
19 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, 324, 11th Light Horse Regiment, Battles of Gaza

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Mr. J. O'Dowd, of the Croydon railway, has received news that his brother Private Peter O'Dowd was killed in action in France on the 19th April. The deceased had been in the firing line for the last two years. He had previously been wounded, and on recovery returned to the western front. He was a native of prairie, but had spent many years in Normanton, where the family lived in the good days. — Croydon "Mining News." - from the Charters Towers Evening Telegraph 21 May 1917 (