Reginald Emmett Dunstan O'Dowd, Northumberland Fusiliers

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

1922 Feb 22 to 25 Feb on Leave

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


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