honor role

Dow, George Conway

DCM 2467 Sgt No 8 Australian General Hospital 16th Bn.

Born at Bendigo Victoria, RC. Enlisted 14 May 1915 age 39, clerk. Nok wife, Georgina Dow of 10 Victoria Avenue Perth, later addresses in Scotland and in 1924, her address was Wharton St, Cottesloe. Embarked at Fremantle 18 June 1915 A51 Chilka. Hospitalised at Malta with rheumatism and tonsillitis and proceeded to England on the Hospital Ship Oxfordshire. Wounded twice in France; on 15 August 1916 with wounds to his knee, arm and back and invalided to England. Returned to France and in June 1917 he was wounded in the back and shoulders and RTA in October 1917 to the Fremantle Military Hospital. Sgt. George Dow was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal on 21 October 1916. The citation reads: ‘For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led a bombing party in the attack with great courage and initiative, and accounted for a large number of the enemy. Later, he with a small party, repulsed an enemy counter attack.’ Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 62 of 19 April 1917. London Gazette 14 November 1916 page 20. Service medals: DCM, 1914-1915 Star, BWM and VM.