Alured Harry Dowle

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Son of James Henry and Lucy Dowle, of Dunedin, Otago.

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Biographical Notes:

"At 2 a.m. yesterday a motor accident occurred in the vicinity of the Logan Point quarry, on the main Dunedin-Port Chalmers highway, and as a result one of the passengers subsequently died in the Dunedin Public Hospital. He was Leading-aircraftman Alured Harry Dowle. single, aged 19, a member of the Royal New Zealand Air Force attached to a South Island station. His home is at 191 Main South road, Caversham.

The accident happened when a rental car driven by Garth Butler, of 73 Riselaw street, Dunedin, was returning from Port Chalmers. It is reported that in swerving to avoid a collision with a pole the car capsized. Leading-aircraftman Dowle, who was a passenger in the rear seat, received serious injuries, and he was admitted to the Dunedin Public Hospital, where he died at 5.35 a.m.  In addition to the driver and the deceased, the car contained two passengers, James William Mitchell and Kenneth Parish. Mitchell escaped injury, and Parish and Butler received minor cuts and abrasions. An inquest was opened at the Hospital yesterdav morning before the coroner Mr H. J. Dixon. S.M. Sergeant T. T. Harris represented the police, and after formal identification of the body of the deceased, the inquest was adjourned."

[Evening Star, Issue 24429, 15 February 1943, Page 4]


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Service Number: 
Alured Harry Dowle
Date of Birth:
Not known
Date of Enlistment:
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Royal New Zealand Air Force

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Motor Vehicle Accident
Date of Death:
14 February 1943
Day of Death:
Age at Death: 

Embarkation Details

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum


Cemetery Reference: 
115. 148.
Cemetery Location: 
New Zealand
Alured Harry Dowle
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