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Full Name
Ronald Alexander Robert McDowell
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Ronald Alexander Robert
Surname
McDowell
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
16825
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs A.E. McDowell (wife), 25 Coleridge Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
25 Coleridge Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District
Christchurch
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 218
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
24 November 1941
Age at Death
29
Year of Death
1941
Memorial Name
Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference
Column 103.
Biographical Notes
Ronald McDowell was the son of Mathew Anderson McDowell and Euphemia McDowell, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand; husband of Avis E. McDowell, of Woolston, Christchurch.
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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