John’s other son McFarlane Dow, was born in Port Darwin in 1894. McFarlane enlisted as No. 89, Third Australian Light Horse Regiment on 25 August 1914. It was the same day as his brother Graham. He served with the Third Regiment on Gallipoli. Evacuated due to sickness he was sent to Cambridge England for medical treatment. After retraining as a machine gunner, he served with the First Machinegun Battalion. He was badly wounded by poison gas and evacuated back to Australia.
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