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John Dowd

Rank: Sergeant
Street: Bog Lane
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at Bog Lane
Census 1911: Resident at Bog Lane
Regiment/Unit: Connaught Rangers, 4th Battalion/ [Connaught Rangers, Special Reserve]
Regiment Number: 4323
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1, died natural causes
Memorial: Ballymacormack Cemetery, Longford, Co. Longford.

John Was born in Longford in 9 January 1894, one of ten children of Thomas and Mary Dowd. He married Rose Regan in Longford in August 1913,

Pte  Dowd enlisted in Boyle with the Connaught Rangers Special Reserve on 18th January 1911, and attended their School of Musketry in Dublin. During the Great War, he served at home (Ireland/Britain) until he was deployed to Mesopotamia in June 1916 where he remained until April 1918, when he was transferred to Egypt. Just prior to the outbreak of the war he was made a Corporal in July 1914 and then was promoted to Sergeant in February 1915.

After WW1, John served on Longford Urban Council for a number of years, also involved with British Legion Branch Longford.

He died in June 1957, and is interred in Ballymacormack Cemetery.

Parents Names: Son of Thomas Dowd and Mary (née Harvey), Bog Lane, Longford.

Link to Civil Record of birth; link to Civil Record of marriage; link to Civil Record of death

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