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Douglas Edward Towl (1894–1916)


Born at Dubbo in 1894. Educated at Melbourne Grammar School, 1907-1910. Apprenticed to his father, who was proprietor of Ogg's Pharmacy in Collins Street. Attended the Australian College of Pharmacy 1914-15. Enlisted in 1915. He was killed in action at Mouquet Farm, near Poziers, on August 23, 1916, while on his way to the front line trench as a member of the 21st Battalion.

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July, 1894
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia


23 August, 1916 (aged 22)
Moquet Farm, France

Cause of Death

killed in action

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

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