Born: 1923, Ipswich.
Died: 23rd August 1944; age: 21; German PoW – Stalag 18A. ( killed in air raid )
Residence: 36, Rands Way, Ipswich.
Rank: Private: Service Number: 5837302.
Regiment: Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John Thomas Dowson & Dorothy Rosa Dowson.
Father: John Thomas Dowson, born May 1898, Hurst Green, East Sussex.
Mother: Dorothy Rosa Dowson (nee Leech), born December 1902, Ipswich.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
John was living with his parents & siblings at the family home 36, Rands Way, Ipswich.
John Dowson, a General Labourer.
Dorothy Dowson, unpaid Domestic Duties.
Clarence Wembley Dowson, an Errand Boy – Grocer, born May 1924, Ipswich.
Basil Ernest Dowson, an Errand Boy – Stationers, born August 1925.
Geoffrey R. Dowson, born 1927, Ipswich.
Rex George Dowson, born 1929, Ipswich.
Eileen R. Dowson, born 1935, Ipswich.