Peter Gordon DOWLING

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DOWLING, Peter Gordon

Service Number: SX11419
Enlisted: 25 February 1941, Wayville, SA
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: Lark Force
Born: Keswick, South Australia, 2 July 1917
Home Town: Moonta, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Died at sea (sinking of the Montevideo Maru), South China Sea, 1 July 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Rabaul Memorial
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Moonta War Memorial, Rabaul Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, Fortress / Coastal Artillery & Supporting Elements , Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
25 Feb 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN SX11419, Fortress / Coastal Artillery & Supporting Elements , Wayville, SA
26 Feb 1941: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN SX11419, Lark Force, Australia's Northern Periphery
1 Jul 1942: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN SX11419, Lark Force, Prisoners of War

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Biography

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954)  Fri 12 Oct 1945

Mrs. Peter Dowling, of Moonta, has received advice that her husband, L/Bdr. P. G. Dowling, of Rabaul garrison, is now reported missing believed to have lost his life while POW on or after July 1, 1942. He was in the Royal Australian Artillery at Fort Largs before leaving Australia in April, 1941. He is the third son of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Dowling, of Port Hughes, formerly of Malvern, whose five sons served in this war. The youngest son, Ted (RAAF) is presumed to have lost his life in operations over France in July, 1944.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48672153

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