Service Number: QX26044
Enlisted: 22 December 1941
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1 Parachute Maintenance Platoon
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 6 June 1922
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (plane crash), Papua New Guinea, Dutch New Guinea, Netherlands East Indies, 18 September 1945, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Bomana, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dakota Transport A65-61
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World War 2 Service

22 Dec 1941: Enlisted Private, SN QX26044, Brisbane, Queensland
22 Dec 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN QX26044
23 Dec 1941: Involvement Private, SN QX26044, 1 Parachute Maintenance Platoon
18 Sep 1945: Involvement Private, SN QX26044, 1 Parachute Maintenance Platoon

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"...Corporal Ian Scott McDowall, Citizens' Military Force, of Galloways Hill, Qld. On 22 December 1941, he enlisted in the 2nd AIF. He served as a Private with 1 Parachute Maintenance Platoon, AAOC, with the service number QX26044, and later with 1 Base Sub Area Details Depot. On 18 September 1945 he, along with 28 others, was among the crew and patients on RAAF Dakota A65-61, which crashed in Papua New Guinea. The RAAF was transferring wounded servicemen from Indonesia to Townsville when the plane crashed. In June 2005 the wreckage and remains were recovered and a military funeral held later that year..."SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)