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John Dowse

John Dowse

Irish rugby union player
John Dowse
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Quick Facts

Intro Irish rugby union player
Was Athlete Rugby union player Military personnel
From Ireland United Kingdom
Type Military Sports
Gender male
Birth 11 November 1891, Glenageary, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Death 16 August 1964 (aged 72 years)
Star sign Scorpio
Education
Trinity College Dublin
Trent College
Awards
Commander of the Order of the British Empire  
Sports Teams
Ireland national rugby union team
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Major-General John Cecil Alexander Dowse CB CBE MC* (1891–1964) was an Irish-born British Army medical officer in World War I and World War II. He played rugby for Ireland in 1914.

Biography

Dowse was born at Glenageary, county Dublin, where his father was rector of St Paul's Church. In 1894 the family moved to Monkstown where Dowse later played rugby for Monkstown Football Club. He was educated at Trent College, Derbyshire, and Dublin University.

In 1914 Dowse played rugby for Ireland against France, Scotland and Wales. However, his rugby career was cut short by the outbreak of World War I and he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps in August 1914. He served on the Western Front and in India, remained in the army after the war and served during World War II in France, North Africa, Italy and Egypt. He ended the war with the rank of acting Major-General (made substantive in November 1945). After the war he was Commandant and Director of Studies at the Royal Army Medical College 1948–49. He then retired and was colonel commandant of the RAMC (a ceremonial position) 1950–56.

Dowse was appointed a Commander of the Order of St John in 1947. The Greek government awarded him the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Phoenix in 1948.

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https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28881/page/6801
http://www.generals.dk/general/Dowse/John_Cecil_Alexander/Great_Britain.html
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39238/supplement/2930
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37842/page/122
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38459/supplement/6061
http://www.irishrugby.ie/history/css/arch_history_16.htm
http://www.ukwhoswho.com/view/article/oupww/whowaswho/U47620
http://www.scrum.com/ireland/rugby/player/2464.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20071122012758/http://www.irishrugby.ie/227_7678.php?includeref=dynamic&player=23796
https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person.php?LinkID=mp77284
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