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Christopher Alexander McDowell

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Christopher Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    McDowell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 12992 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1909 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Care of Radio 4ZB, Dunedin AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. D.G. Reid, Highgate Rd., Maori Hill, Dunedin (sister) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 12992 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940-1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.291 Radio announcer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.291
    DunedinOtago 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.291
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1967 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Press, Volume CVI, Issue 31326, 23 March 1967, Page 7 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Leave a tribute or memory of Christopher Alexander McDowell

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  • Alex was the father of my beloved friend Gillean. He was an inspiration to his family because of his many skills: broadcasting, acting, producing plays and he had a great singing voice.

    May Alex be at peace now after his war service.

    I am writing a small book about him for his family. I have got to know Alex better (and his sons & wife) through the research & writing. It is a privilege.

    May you rest in peace.
    Public - Anne - Self - 11 June 2022
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.291 AWMM

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11 June 2022AnneChristchurchSelf

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