Wing CommanderDOWLAND, JOHN NOEL

Service Number 33239

Died 13/01/1942

Aged 27

69 Sqdn.
Royal Air Force

G C

Son of the Revd. Frank Michael Dowland, M.C., and Irene Dowland, of Ruscombe Vicarage, Twyford, Berkshire.

Inscription

INTO THY HANDS I COMMEND MY SPIRIT"

Citation

The following details are given in the London Gazette of January 7th, 1941

In February,, 1940, Squadron Leader Dowland succeeded in removing an enemy bomb from a steamship. The bomb was extremely difficult to inspect and handle as it was wedged with its nose penetrating through the main deck. In June, 1940, this officer performed a similar duty on board a trawler with the same efficiency and promptitude. He has displayed conspicuous courage and devotion to duty in circumstances of exceptional danger and difficulty.

Buried at MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY

Location: Malta
Number of casualties: 1089

Cemetery/memorial reference: Prot. Sec. (Officers'). Plot E. Coll. grave 14.

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Cemetery details

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DISCLAIMER:
This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.