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Hector Campbell McDowell

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hector Campbell AWMM
  • Surname
    McDowell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    McDowall AWMM
  • Service number
    1240 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 March 1910 AWMM LondonEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1940 AWMM 10 Elizabeth Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L.A. McDowell (wife), C/- G.P.O., Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 05 Jan 1940-31 March 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    1240 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Robert and Mary McDowell (née Donavan).

    Husband of Lavenia McDowell, of Wellington.

    Family note Hector's name is mispelt as McDowall in all the official sources (pers com 2003) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 2.D.3. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/936887
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • 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
      WW2 1: WW2 110 AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p. 98. AWMM
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