Neil Frederick Dowell

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Neil Frederick Dowell
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 18 Sep 1924
Place of Birth Fremantle, Western Australia
Death 21 Feb 1995, aged 70
Place of Death Bentley, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 19 years, 8 months
Description 5'11½" (1.82m) tall ; 182lbs
82.554 kg
; fair complexion ; brown eyes ; dark brown hair ; scar left shoulder
Occupation Wood carter
Religion Plymouth Brethren
Address Albany road, Bedfordale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Mother , Mrs Ethel Agnes Dowell
Military Information
Reg Number 84870
Date of Enlistment 3 Jun 1944
Rank Leading Aircraftman
Unit/Formation No. 7 Transport & Movement Office RAAF
Post War Details
Fate Returned to Australia
Medals 1939-45 Star
Pacific Star
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

War Service

On 3 Jun 1944 Neil enlisted in the RAAF at No. 4 RAAF Recruiting Centre, mustered as a General hand TG V and was then sent to No. 4 Recruit Depot RAAF to undertake basic Recruit Drill training. On 13 Jul 1944 Neil was posted to No. 2 Personnel Depot RAAF at Bradfield Park in Sydney. Then on 29 Aug 1944 he was transferred to No. 1 Reserve Personnel Pool RAAF in Townsville. He was transferred again on 14 Sep 1944, this time to No. 7 Transport & Movements Office RAAF detachment at Madang in New Guinea where on 3 Dec 1944 he was promoted Leading Aircraftman. He was remustered in December 1944 as an Emergency Driver Motor Transport. On 8 Nov 1945 Neil was promoted Acting Corporal, but reverted to leading Aircraftman on 24 Nov 1945 when he was posted to No. 5 Personnel Depot RAAF.

Neil was transferred to the unit's Discharge Section on 19 Feb 1946 to prepare for discharge which took place on 5 Mar 1946, following 21 day's Leave Without Pay from 5 - 25 Feb 1946.

Post War

During 1947, Neil married Joan Lucien Dowell nee Collins. According to Electoral Roll entries the couple lived at River Road, Kelmscott in 1954 with Neil working as a carrier. In 1958 they lived on Albany highway in Kelmscott and Neil continued to work as a carrier. From 1968 to 1980 he was listed as being at 28 Wyong road, Bentley as a driver.


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Neil Frederick Dowell
Plaque Information
Date of Birth 18 Sep 1924
Age at Death 70 years
Transcription In Loving Memory of Neil Frederick Dowell Born 1925 Died 21/02/1995 Aged 70 Years