Website link is www.bacchusmarsh.avenueofhonour.org.au

Private William Henry Dukelow

Service No.:
156
Unit:
2nd Battalion
Tree No.:
S092
Planted by:
John Dukelow (possibly a brother)
Image of plaque on tree S092 for William Dukelow
See Notes (1)
Image of Service Medal - 1914-15 Star Image of Service Medal - British War Medal Image of Service Medal - Victory Medal
Image of Poppy
KIA
Portrait of William
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See Note 3

William was born at Werribee, VIC in 1884 to Henry Dukelow and Fanny Beamish.

He was a shearer when he enlisted at Randwick, NSW in the AIF, 2nd Battalion, B Company, on the 27th of August 1914 - just a fortnight after the declaration of war - aged 30. William embarked from Sydney, NSW in October aboard the HMAT A23 Suffolk, disembarking in Egypt in December.

William landed at Gallipoli on the 25th of April 1915 and on the 12th of May 1915 he was killed in action. He is remembered in the Lone Pine Memorial.

He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh. He is also listed on the Honour Boards held at the Werribee RSL and the Church of England, Werribee (known as the Little River Honour Board)(2).

Notes

  1. In the indexes for BDM his name was Duclowe and his farther's name was Dukloo when he married.
  2. Wyndham History
  3. AUSTRALIANS WHO HAVE FALLEN.
    (1915, July 13). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 5.
    Retrieved August 24, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1536286

Location of Tree Number S092

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