Other names: David Henry
Locations in this story: Derriaghy, Antrim, IrelandBlandford, DorsetFontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetSevenoaks, KentTemplecombe, Somerset
Story: David Henry McDowell was born in Lambeg Town, Derriaghy, Antrim, Ireland, on 11 Mar 1892 the son of David McDowell and Elizabeth Anne McDowell. He spent his early years in Derriaghy until he enlisted with the Royal Marines Light Infantry on 22 Jan 1908 as a Private (Service No. 14336). For his WW1 service he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He was stationed at Blandford, Camp, Dorset, and there met and married Dorcas Nellie Andrews at St. Andrews Church, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9 Feb 1918. He gave his parents-in-law address of 34 Mill Street, Fontmill Magna, in the Absent Voters List for 1918. By the 1939 Register his wife was living at 10 Madan Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, and it is presumed that David had remained in the forces. His death was recorded at Templecombe, Somerset, in 1969.