1914-15 Star (Pte., A.S.C.); B.W.M. & V.M. (Sgt., A.S.C.); G.S.M. 1918-62 one clasp 'Palestine' (F./Sgt., R.A.F.); War Medal; R.A.F. L.S.G.C. (G.VI.R. 1st type) (W./O.). Mtd as worn except for the G.S.M. and War Medal. Toned. Douglas Cameron Dow was born in Woolwich, London, in the first quarter of 1888; he married in Fulham, London, in the second quarter of 1914. The Census of 1911 showed him as a bank clerk living at 15 Cantwell Road, Plumstead, London S.E. With M.I.C. details - M2-050544 Douglas C. Dow served as Pte. and Sgt. A.S.C.; to France on 10/5/15, to Class 'Z' Reserve 12/7/19. His damaged W.W.1. service papers are at the National Archives; he enlisted at Grove Park, London S.E., on 22/2/15 and was promoted Cpl. 1/4/15 and A./C.Q.M.S. 28/12/16. His wife Florence lived at Algiers Road, Ladywell, London S.E. He was described as sober, reliable and intelligent and in civilian life was a chartered accountant. In August 1916 he was with 132 M.T. Coy. A.S.C. and was later with 641 M.T. Coy. A.S.C. as a Brigade and Group Clerk. He was discharged on 14/6/19 and his address was given as Leigham Court Drive, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. He then joined the R.A.F. with the service number 355626 and was promoted Warrant Officer on 12/3/37; from 24/3/37 he was based at R.A.F. Feltwell in Norfolk, home to Nos. 37 and 214 Squadrons. He died on 2/3/40 at 3 East View Cottages, Methwold, Norfolk, whilst based at R.A.F. Feltwell. War Graves records show that he is buried at St. Nicholas Church at Feltwell and he left his estate of £157 to his widow Florence.
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Condition VF/Good VF Item Code 1460