Michael DOWSON

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DOWSON, Michael

Service Number: 518
Enlisted: 20 September 1914, Helena Vale, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sailors Hill, Daylesford, Victoria, Australia, 1 December 1891
Home Town: Daylesford, Hepburn, Victoria
Schooling: Musk Vale State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Miner
Died: Wounds, 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, 22 May 1915, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Manchester Southern Cemetery
Section Q, CE, Grave 212, Manchester Southern Cemetery, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Daylesford War Memorial, Leonora Road Board District Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

20 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 518, Helena Vale, Western Australia
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 518, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 518, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 518, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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DOWSON, Michael
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Service no 518
Private
16th Battalion
Born Daylesford, Vic.
Son of James and Margaret DOWSON
Of Sailors Hill, Daylesford, Vic.
Occupation prior to enlistment Miner
Enlisted 25 September 1914 at Helena Vale, WA
Served in Egypt and Gallipoli
Died of wounds received at Gallipoli 22 May 1915 Aged 23years old
Buried Manchester Southern Cemetery, Lancashire, England

DOWSON, Michael

Full Name: Michael DOWSON
Date of Birth: 12-1891
Place of birth: Daylesford VIC, Australia
Occupation: Miner
Address: Gwalia WA

Height: 173 cm
Weight: 69 kg

Next of Kin: Mother- Margaret Dowson
Next of Kin Address: Sailors Hill Daylesford VIC
Religion: Methodist
20/09/1914- To 16th Battalion ” A ” Company as Private Blackboy Hill WA
3/02/1915- To Overseas Training Base Egypt
14/04/1915- Embarked Alexandria Egypt with Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces for Gallipoli Peninsula
2/05/1915- Wounded in Action Gallipoli ( Gunshot Wound Right Knee )- Evacuated by Hospital Ship to Alexandria Egypt
22/05/1915- Died of Wounds Received in Action at Gallipoli
22/05/1915- Died at 2nd Western General Hospital Manchester England ( Shrapnel Wound Right Knee, Second Haemhorrage )





Local I.D.- Bunbury Herald

Service Number: 518
Rank: Private
Unit/Division: 16th Battalion
Enlistment Date: 1914-09-20
Enlistment Location: Helena Vale, Western Australia
Embarkation Port: Melbourne
Embarkation Date: 1914-12-22
Embarkation Ship: Ceramic
Disembarkation Port: Alexandria
Disembarkation Date: 1915-02-03
Locations Served: Egypt, England, Gallipoli
Returned: No
Discharge Date:
Cause of Death: DIED OF WOUNDS
Date of Death: 1915-05-22
Place of Death: Manchester England
Age at Death: 23
Burial Location: Manchester Southern Cemetery England- Section Q, CE, Grave 212.

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland 

Died on this date – 22nd May…… Private Michael Dowson was born at Sailor’s Hill, Daylesford, Victoria on 7th January, 1893.

James Dowson, father of Michael Dowson, died on 25th February, 1898 at Daylesford, Victoria.
Margaret Dowson, sister of Michael Dowson, died on 19th March, 1907. James Alfred Dowson, brother of Michael Dowson, died on 6th September, 1907.

Michael Dowson enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) at Helena Vale, Western Australia on 25th September, 1914 as a 22 year old, single, Miner.
On 22nd December, 1914 Private Dowson, Service number 518, embarked from Melbourne on HMAT Ceramic (A40) with 16th Infantry Battalion “A” Company.

He proceeded to join the M.E.F. (Mediterranean Expeditionary Force) at Gallipoli Peninsula on 12th April, 1915.

On 2nd May, 1915 Private Michael Dowson was wounded in action at Gallipoli with a gunshot wound to right knee. He was transferred to England on 3rd May, 1915 on Hospital Ship Goorkha.

Private Michael Dowson died on 22nd May, 1915 at 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, Lancashire, England from wounds received in action at the Dardanelles – Shrapnel wound to knee & secondary Haemorrhage.

He was buried in Southern Cemetery, Manchester, Lancashire, England where 16 other WW1 Australian War Graves are located.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)
https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/-southern.html

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Biography

Full Name: Michael DOWSON

Date of Birth: 12-1891

Place of birth: Daylesford VIC, Australia

Occupation: Miner

Address: Gwalia WA

Height: 173 cm

Weight: 69 kg

Next of Kin: Mother- Margaret Dowson

Next of Kin Address: Sailors Hill Daylesford VIC

Religion: Methodist

20/09/1914- To 16th Battalion ” A ” Company as Private Blackboy Hill WA

3/02/1915- To Overseas Training Base Egypt

14/04/1915- Embarked Alexandria Egypt with Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces for Gallipoli Peninsula

2/05/1915- Wounded in Action Gallipoli ( Gunshot Wound Right Knee )- Evacuated by Hospital Ship to Alexandria Egypt

22/05/1915- Died of Wounds Received in Action at Gallipoli

22/05/1915-  Died at 2nd Western General Hospital Manchester England ( Shrapnel Wound Right Knee, Second Haemhorrage )

Cemetery  details:  Manchester Southern Cemetery, Greater Manchester, England (Section Q, CE, Grave 212)

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