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|Service Number:||2127 1822|
|Place of Birth:||South Melbourne (Vic.)|
|Next of Kin:||A. F. Dowsett - Father ; 13 Howe Crescent, Albert Park, Vic.|
|Biographical notes:||Dowsett worked as Private Secretary to the Northern Territory Administrator prior to going to war. He was badly wounded at Pozieres and returned to Australia in 1917 where he again took up his post as Private Secretary before resigning to go to the Federated Malay States (West Country Rubber Estate, Kajang, Selangor) where he became involved in managing rubber plantations. Although badly wounded during the First World War, Dowsett offered again for air service duirng the Second World War and was disappointed to find that his services were not required. In 1967 Dowsett was living in Sawtell (NSW). He passed away aged 84 in January 1978 (Death Notice Sydney Morning Herald 28 January 1978 p33).|
|Date of Enlistment:||15-Apr-1915|
|Age at Enlistment:||22|
|Place of Enlistment:||Melbourne (Vic.)|
|Unit:||8th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|Service:||Australian Imperial Force|
|Date of Death:||1978|
|Service History:||Dowsett's Unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A62 'Wandilla' on 17 June 1915. He was badly wounded in the left shoulder and paralysed in the right leg on 26 July 1916. He returned to Australia on 13 February 1917 per 'Benalla' and was discharged in Melbourne on 17 July 1917.|
|Related link:||Darwin Returned Servicemens' League (RSL) : A Concise History of its Conception and Development by Clive Francis Geddes. Darwin : Clive Francis Geddes, 2011: p.41.|
"Letter", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 6 April 1916: p.14.
"Letter", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 20 July 1916: p.12.
"Letter", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 12 October 1916: p.16.
Cobbers in khaki: the history of the 8th Battalion, 1914-1919by R.J. Austin. McCrae, Vic. : Slouch Hat Publications, 1997.
Unit War Diary
"Territory Soldiers", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 19 May 1921: p.1.
"Our Boys at the Front", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 23 March 1916: p.14.
"Personal", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 15 November 1917; p.9.
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
|Appears in Collections:||Returned ANZACs|
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