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VC89   George Dare Dowell

BORN   15 February 1831

DIED   3 August 1910  AGE   79

VC Won  13 July 1855  AGE 24

Place VC Won  Gulf of Finland, Fort of Viborg

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   George Dare Dowell  No.   

VC Issue No.   89   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Marine Artillery


Now   Royal Marines

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth  Fishbourne, Chichester, Sussex, England

Place Of Death   The Haven, Mountain Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand

Buried/Location Ashes   Purewa Cemetery, Fancourt Street, St John's, Auckland, New Zealand


Date Buried/Cremated   05 August 1910

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   26 June 1857 by Queen Victoria at Hyde Park, London, England


Headstone,  Purewa Cemetery, Fancourt Street, St John's, Auckland, New Zealand

Dowell House, Royal Marine Barracks, Eastney, Hampshire

By The Way…

Cemetery register shows age 74 on 18 September 1910

VC Held By

Royal Marines Museum, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England



VC 88 VC 90

After an explosion on the Navy cutter HMS Arrogant left it helpless and drifting towards the Russians on the shore, Dowell, with the assistance of 90 Ingouville, managed to tow the ship out of range of the shore batteries. All the while under heavy fire

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