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William Dowling
Birth: 1825
Death: Feb. 17, 1887

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Kilkenny, Ireland, he served as a Private in the 32nd Regiment of Foot, British Army. On July 4, 1857, at Lucknow, India, Private Dowling went out with two other men, spiked the enemy's guns and killed a subadar of the enemy by one of the guns. On July 9, 1857, he again when out, with three men to spike one of the enemy's guns, but had to retire as the spike was too small. In doing so, he was exposed to the same dangers. Also on September 27, 1857, he spiked an 18-pounder gun during a sortie, under very heavy enemy fire. He was later promoted sergeant and for gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on November 22, 1859. He died at age 62 in Liverpool, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Ford Cemetery
Ford
Metropolitan Borough of Sefton
Merseyside, England
Plot: Precise location in the cemetery is unknown.
 
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Record added: Jul 08, 2005
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William Dowling
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
William Dowling
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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- chris graziano
 Added: Feb. 17, 2016

- poddop
 Added: Feb. 17, 2016
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Feb. 5, 2015
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