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Harold Innes Dowrick

Galatos Memorial Cross. Image provided by Noel Taylor. Image © Auckland Museum CC BY.

Galatos Memorial Cross. Image provided by Noel Taylor. Image © Auckland Museum CC BY.


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold Innes AWMM
  • Surname
    Dowrick AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Harold Ignatius Dowrick AWMM
  • Service number
    2412 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Camp Ngauawahia AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1939 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Primary Teacher/Civilian AWMM
    NelsonTasman AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      North Africa, Africa AWMM
      Circa 15 December 1941 AWMM
    • WW2
      In a field on the coast AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 Circa 24 December 1941 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Mumps AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Front teeth damaged AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Right knee injured AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to No. 2 NZ General Hospital AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Mr Dowrick continued to serve in the territorial forces. (1 Field Engineers Regiment)

    Enlisted as Church of England, now Roman Catholic

    Mr Dowrick's name is recorded in the nominal roll as Harold Innes Dowrick which appears to be an error as the family record it was Harold Ignatius Dowrick.

    An Olive Tree (Olea europaea) planted close to the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the grounds of the Auckland Domain commemorates those who fought on Crete. The plaque at the base of the tree reads: This Olive Tree was presented to the New Zealand Veterans of the Battle for Crete by the people of Galatos in Crete in respect and the esteem of the bond formed during and after the Battle of Crete May 1941. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 51 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.51 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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