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Thomas Dowler

Rank: Private
Town/Village: Carrickboy
Civil Parish: Kilglass
Catholic Parish: Legan
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: None
Census 1911: None
Regiment/Unit: Connaught Rangers
Regiment Number: 4482
Date of Death:

Thomas Dowler was born in Carrickboy, c. March 1893.

Prior to the war, Thomas worked as a groom. 

Pte Dowler enlisted with the Connaught Rangers in February 1893, allegedly one month shy of his 20th birthday*. Prior to that he was with the 4th Special Reserve. 

Dowler absented himself from the army at Renmore, Galway in April 1893.

Parents Names: Unknown
Notes: *No civil record for the a birth for Thomas Dowler exists in Co Longford for 1875, however there is a birth at Knockagh, near Carrickboy, for January 1878, the son of a William Dowler and Mary (née Kenny). If this is he, Thomas would have enlisted at 15 years of age.

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