O'DOWD, John Patrick
(Service number 29188)

Aliases Jack
First Rank Corporal Last Rank


Date 2 March 1890 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Fairlie
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Nora O'DOWD (mother), P. O. Box 31, Fairlie
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 18th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 11 October 1916
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 8 November 1962 Age 72 years
Place of Death Hastings
Memorial or Cemetery Hastings Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Patrick O'Dowd was the son of John and Norah (née Waters) O'Dowd. He was eductaed at the Marist Brothers School, Timaru, and at Fairlie School. He returned to Fairlie, New Zealand with Draft 187 which brought a large number of soldiers home in early October 1918. In 1924 he married Elaine Alice Elizabeth Felkins, and they had five daughters.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 July 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [July 2019]; School Admission records [July 2019]; Cemetery records; Evening Post, 30 September 1918 (Papers Past) [16 August 2016]

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