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On enlistment Albert Dowsing was 26 years old, unmarried, living in Ballarat, and employed as a draper's assistant. He had been born Ballarat East. He nominated his father, Albert Dowsing, as his next of kin. On the 1st May 1915 Private Dowsing was struck in the head by a bullet. He was brought back to the beach by the stretcher bearers of the 7th Australian Field Ambulance and placed in the Clearing Hospital, where emergency surgery and lie saving treatment was given to the casualties. He was transferred to HMT Guildford Castle and evacuated to 15th General Hospital based at Abbassia. On the 21st of May he died as a result of his wounds.
He is buried in the Chatby War Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria, Egypt. The service was conducted by Rev. A. J. Oliphant. Tree No. 3, an elm, was planted by Mrs Eleanor Lucas, founder of Lucas & Co. on 4th June 1917.