The eldest son of John Graham Dow, Graham Dow was born in Burra, South Australia in 1893. He served as a Northern Territory Police Special Constable at Alice Springs in May 1911, apparently whilst Mounted Constable MacKay was at Illamurta.
Graham enlisted as No. 1128, of the Third Australian Light Horse Regiment (South Australia) on 25th August 1914. He served with the Third Australian Light Horse Regiment on Gallipoli, where he was wounded by a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Following treatment, he rejoined the Third Regiment in Palestine. He was later promoted to Sergeant. He was serving in the Middle East with the First Light Horse Brigade Headquarters when he contracted and almost died from the disease Anthrax.
On his file is a note from Lieutenant John Dow seeking information on his son Graham dated 29th October 1918.