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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.
|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. https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1878/02975/2089752.pdf|