1896 Dec 19. Born Jamalpur, Monghyr District, Bengal, India. Son of Thomas Emmett O'Dowd and Esther Charlotte Tonndorf . His father was a Fitter working for the East Indian Railway in the Loco Department.
1916 Aug 16. The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the R. Mil. Coll., to be 2nd Lts. Reginald Emmett Dunstan O'Dowd, Northumberland Fusiliers
1916 Oct/Dec Married in Durham to Margarete R Strathern. She died in 1984, so there must have been a divorce
1918 Oct 3. Lt. R. E. D. O'Dowd, North'd Fus., relinquishes the temp, rank of Capt. on ceasing to be empld. as Adjt. of a Vol. Bn.
1920 Sep 22. North'S Fus.—Lt. R. E. D. O'Dowd resigns his commn.
1920 Oct 28. Joined ADRIC with service no 905. Posted to Depot. Wife at 38 Leazes Park Rd, Newcastle (same on MIC)
1920 Nov 5. Promoted Section Leader
1921 May 7. Struck off - deserter
1924 Believed to have divorced
1928 Oct/Dec Married at Castle Ward, Northumberland to Ida K L Thorup
1939 Register at 52 Sandringham Road , Gosforth . An Motor Auto Collector (Gas Co) married to Ida K L O'Dowd
1964 Died Durham