Born: 1868, Liverpool, Lancashire.

Baptised: 23rd February 1868, at St. Anne’s Church, Aigburth, Liverpool, Lancashire. Parents: Amelia & Kenneth MacKenzie Dowie, a Merchant, of Fulwood Park.

Died: 20th December 1901; age: 33; Died at Kroonstad Hospital, from gun shot wounds to the abdomen, received at Vredeport on the 17th December 1901.

Residence: Crescent Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey.


Held a Commission as Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.

Gazetted to the 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment in January 1900.


Rank: Captain.

Regiment: Suffolk Battalion, 3rd Battalion, Mounted Infantry.




1871   Fulwood Park, Toxteth Park, Liverpoll, Lancashire.


Ronald was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Kenneth MacKenzie Dowie, 37, a General Merchant, born Liverpool.

Amelia Valentine Dowie (nee Hagart), born Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

Amelia Constance Maud MacKenzie Dowie, 10, born Liverpool.

Henry Cecil MacKenzie Dowie, 6, born Liverpool.

James Evelyn MacKenzie Dowie, 4, born Liverpool.

Adeline Mary Dowie, 1, born Liverpool.

1 house maid.

1 nurse.

1 under nurse.

1 kitchen maid.

1 cook.

1 waitress.


1881   North Grove House, Grove Road North, Portsea, Hampshire.


Ronald was 13 years old, a scholar and boarder at the small private school. Schoolmaster, and Teacher of Languages – 43 year old, Justus Dickinson Alencon.


1891   Barracks, Depot Suffolk Regiment, Newmarket Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Ronald was 23 years old, an officer ranked Lieutenant for the Suffolk Regiment – Infantry.


1901   Barracks, Fort Albert, St. Anne, Alderney, Channel Islands.


Ronald was 33 years old, a Steamship Manager. He was ranked a Captain for the Suffolk Regiment.


Probate to Kenneth MacKenzie Dowie – father, a Merchant & Ship Owner.

The Boer War.

Suffolk Regiment 

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