Dowling One Name Study

Dowling, John B

Dowling, John B

Male 1888 - DECEASED

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  • Name Dowling, John B  [1
    Born 28 Jan 1888  St George, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    • Marylebone district; POSSIBLE - Index: St Geo H Sq - 1888 Jan-Mar Volume 1a Page 423
    Gender Male 
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Brompton, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 3; Marital Status: Unmarried; Relation to Head: Son 
    Residence 5 Apr 1891  Brompton, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    25 Finborough Road, St Lukes & St Mathias 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Brompton, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 13; Marital Status: Unmarried; Relation to Head: Nephew 
    Residence Between 31 Mar 1901 and 4 Jun 1915  Brompton, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 8
    45 Finborough Road 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Chelsea, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 22; Marital Status: Unmarried; Relation to Head: Boarder with Alfred Wilson's family 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  Chelsea, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Motor Groom Domestic 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  Chelsea, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    10 Pont Street Mews, Chelsea North, SW 
    Description 4 Jun 1915  Grove Park, Lewisham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Height: 5'6 1/2"; Chest: 39" + 2 1/2"; Distinctive Marks: None 
    Fact Between 4 Jun 1915 and 23 Jun 1920  Grove Park, Lewisham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Marital Status: Unmarried 
    Occupation 4 Jun 1915  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Motor Driver 
    _MILT 4 Jun 1915  Grove Park, Lewisham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8, 9, 10
    Age: 26; Private/Driver in British Army Service Corp (ASC) 
    _MILTID 4 Jun 1915  Grove Park, Lewisham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8, 9, 10
    M2-103647 
    Military Between 8 Jun 1915 and 12 Mar 1918  [3
    Lorry driver for No. 23 DSC [Divisional Supply Column] 
    _MILT 23 Aug 1915  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Theatre of War (1) 
    Military 9 Apr 1916  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Being in an ?Estermineet? during prohibited hours punished with 6 extra guards 
    Military 22 Nov 1916  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    When on active service negligence in the care of lorry no 13457 
    Military Between 13 Mar 1918 and 1 May 1919  [3
    Lorry Driver, good, for 50th Division Motor Transport Company 
    Award or Medal 1919  [8, 10, 11
    1914-15 Star; Roll: RASC/5138 Page 3926 
    Award or Medal 1919  [3, 8, 9, 12
    British War Medal - Roll: RASC/101 B71 Page 7201 
    Award or Medal 1919  [3, 8, 9, 13
    Victory Medal - Roll: RASC/101 B71 Page 7201 
    Residence 3 Aug 1919  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    449A Fulham Road 
    _MDCL 3 Aug 1919  [3
    Lumbago 20% disability attributed to Army service 
    _MILT 3 Aug 1919  Crystal Palace, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Demobilised with Class 5 Driver pension 
    Fact 1 Mar 1920  [3
    Pension 8 shillings commences 
    Residence Between 1923 and 1924  Chelsea, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    449a Fulham Road, shows 45 Finborough Street as abode 
    Census 29 Sep 1939  Chelsea, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 51; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Head 
    Military Between 1 May and 1 Jul 1919  [3
    Lorry Driver 46th ?? Motor Transport Company 
    Name John Dowling  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Occupation 29 Sep 1939  Chelsea, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Shopkeeper Newsagent 
    Reference Number 22299 
    Residence 29 Sep 1939  Chelsea, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    447 Fulham Road 
    Died DECEASED 
    Person ID I22299  Dowling-One-Name-Study
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2019 

    Father Dowling, Joseph,   b. 1853, Preston, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Pugh, Margaret,   b. 1843, Montgomery, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892, St Giles, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Between Jan and Mar 1883  Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Index: Westminster - 1883 Jan-Mar Volume 1a Page 787
    Family ID F15487  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Holder, Gladys M,   b. 5 Nov 1899,   d. DECEASED 
    Married Between Jul and Sep 1924  Kensington, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Index: Kensington - 1924 Jul-Sep Volume 1a Page 517
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F16041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Motor Driver - 4 Jun 1915 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 449A Fulham Road - 3 Aug 1919 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - Demobilised with Class 5 Driver pension - 3 Aug 1919 - Crystal Palace, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • John's 1914-195 Star medal was bought off eBay in March 20018 and is in the possession of Brian Thomas Dowling (1955).

      The officers and men of the ASC - sometimes referred to in a joking, disparaging way as Ally Sloper’s Cavalry - were the unsung heroes of the British Army in the Great War. Soldiers can not fight without food, equipment and ammunition. They can not move without horses or vehicles. It was the ASC’s job to provide them. In the Great War, the vast majority of the supply, maintaining a vast army on many fronts, was supplied from Britain. Using horsed and motor vehicles, railways and waterways, the ASC performed prodigious feats of logistics and were one of the great strengths of organisation by which the war was won.
      At peak, the ASC numbered an incredible 10,547 officers and 315,334 men.

  • Sources 
    1. [S952] England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).
      Record for John B Dowling

    2. [S959] 1891 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), The National Archives of the UK (TNA); Kew, Surrey, England; Class: RG12; Piece: 31; Folio: 119; Page: 5.
      Record for Joseph Dowling

    3. [S439] British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;).
      Record for John Dowling

    4. [S961] 1901 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Class: RG13; Piece: 36; Folio: 170; Page: 21.
      Record for Mary Dowling

    5. [S742] 1911 Census of England, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire; Online Archives, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Class: RG14; Piece: 389.
      Record for John Dowling

    6. [S970] England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915, FreeBMD, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Record for John Dowling

    7. [S1294] 1939 England and Wales Register, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2018;), The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/106B.
      Record for John Dowling

    8. [S967] British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;).
      Record for John Dowling

    9. [S883] UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;), The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls; Class: WO 329; Piece Number: 1987.
      Record for John Dowling

    10. [S883] UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;), The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls; Class: WO 329; Piece Number: 2888.
      Record for J Dowling

    11. [S1217] Award Description:, Award: The 1914-1915 Star -.
      a campaign medal of the British Empire which was awarded to officers and men of British and Imperial forces who served in any theatre of the First World War against the Central European Powers during 1914 and 1915. The medal was never awarded singly and recipients were also awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal. The 1914–15 Star was instituted in December 1918 and was awarded to officers and men of British and Imperial forces who served against the Central European Powers in any theatre of the Great War between 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915. The period of eligibility was prior to the introduction of the Military Service Act 1916, which instituted conscription in Britain.

    12. [S1217] Award Description:, Award: The British War Medal -.
      campaign medal of the United Kingdom which was awarded to officers and men of British and Imperial forces for service in the First World War. Two versions of the medal were produced. About 6.5 million were struck in silver and 110,000 were struck in bronze, the latter for award to Chinese, Maltese and Indian Labour Corps. The British War Medal was instituted on 26 July 1919 for award to those who had rendered service between 5 August 1914, the day following the British declaration of war against the German Empire, and the armistice of 11 November 1918, both dates inclusive. Consideration was given to the award of clasps to commemorate certain battles and theatres of operations and some 68 clasps were proposed for Naval recipients and 79 for the Army. While the Naval clasps were authorised in August 1920, none were awarded and the idea was abandoned in 1923.

    13. [S1217] Award Description:, Award: The Victory Medal -.
      (also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal) is a United Kingdom and British Empire First World War campaign medal. The design and ribbon was also adopted by Belgium, Brazil, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Romania, Siam, Union of South Africa and the USA in accordance with the decision of the Inter-Allied Peace Conference at Versailles (a 'Winged Victory). A particular form of this historic Greek monument was chosen by each nation, except the nations in the Far East who issued the medal but with a different design. The dates of the war were in every case 1914 to 1918, except that of the British Empire, which gave the dates as illustrated (1914 to 1919). The medal was issued to all those who received the 1914 Star or the 1914–15 Star, and to most of those who were awarded the British War Medal - it was not awarded singly. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.

    14. [S1024] London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).
      Record for Mary Dowling

    15. [S971] England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915, FreeBMD, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Record for Joseph Dowling