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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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