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Willoughby Vincent Dowling (1871–1941)

The death has occurred of the well known pastoralist Mr. Willoughby Vincent Dowling, of "Loowee," Bringelly, at the age of 70.

Mr. Dowling was born in Queensland, and at the age of 12 went to England, where he was educated at Eton. He left Eton to continue his education in Germany, and returned to Australia at the age of 21, when he joined the old Australian Light Horse.

During the Boer War Mr. Dowling was severely wounded and taken prisoner. He lost an arm and the sight of an eye.

After the war he returned to Australia and resumed life as a grazier. He owned several properties throughout New South Wales and was a member of the Graziers' Association. He was a member of the Australian Jockey Club and the Union Club.

He was a brother of Mrs. Richard Dangar, Mrs. Hubert Fairfax, and Mr. Frank Osborne Dowling, of Walla, Coonamble. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Barney Joyce, of Queensland.

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