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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Frank Dowler
Also known as: Dowler, Frank
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 6588
Place of Birth: Geelong (Vic.)
Next of Kin: Francis Dowler - Father ; 132 New Street, Middle Brighton, Vic.
Biographical notes: Frank Dowler was killed in Darwin on 8 February 1921 when the motorised railway car he was driving ran into a train returning from Vestey's.
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Enlistment: 6-Oct-1915
Age at Enlistment: 29
Place of Enlistment: Brisbane (Qld.)
Unit: 6th Field Company Engineers, 4th Reinforcement
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Place of Death: Darwin
Place of Burial: Gardens Cemetery, Darwin
Service History: Dowler's unit embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A67 'Orsova' on 11 March 1916. He was wounded in France during November 1916 and returned to Australia on 9 December 1918.
Related link: Service Record
Farewell Smoke Social Programme, Fourth Contingent, October 1915,
Embarkation Roll
Unit War Diary
"Darwin tragedy, A Soldiers Sad death", The Advertiser (Adelaide), 12 February 1921: p.10.
"Death of Frank Dowler", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 12 February 1921: p.2.
Nominal Roll
Darwin Returned Servicemens' League (RSL) : A Concise History of its Conception and Development by Clive Francis Geddes. Darwin : Clive Francis Geddes, 2011: p.41.
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
Appears in Collections:Returned ANZACs

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