Africa

Africa Day is on 25th May. All Dowlings... and all humans originate from Africa so this continent is our original home. Today there are some Dowlings living in Africa, click the image to go to the Africa page (Lists/Places/Africa)

Africa Day is on the 25th May. All Dowlings, as all humans, originated from Africa and migrated over thousands of years to the rest of the world. So, according to the best science around, this continent is our ancestral home. Some... went back and a lot settled in South Africa. There are not many from other African countries on the list but if you are a Dowling in Africa please do make contact.

SurnameGiven NameLifespanLabelDatePlaceMemo
(Unknown) d. DECEASEDBirthSouth Africa
Burlton Leslie Victor b. Bet Apr and Jun 1886, d. 23 Aug 1914Military2 Apr 1911South AfricaRank: Pioneer (private)
Military2 Apr 1911South AfricaUnit: Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Battalion
Census2 Apr 1911South AfricaAge: 23; Marital Status: Unmarried; Relation to Head: Soldier
Military2 Apr 1911South AfricaService: British Army
Residence2 Apr 1911South AfricaMilitary Service
Doolan Michael b. Abt 1868, d. 30 Jul 1902MilitaryBet 15 May 1892 and 15 May 1893South AfricaTransferred - 360 days
MilitaryBet 11 Oct 1899 and 29 Jul 1900Wittebergen, South AfricaAwarded medal clasp; Troops inside an area bounded by a line between Harrismith and Bethlehem, between Senekal and Clocolan, along the Basuto border and back to Harrismith
MilitaryBet 11 Oct 1899 and 31 May 1902Cape Colony, South AfricaAwarded medal clasp
Military1900South AfricaBritish Army Campaign - Anglo-Boer War
MilitaryBet 14 Mar 1900 and 29 Jul 1902South AfricaTransferred - 2 years 138 days
Military1901South AfricaBritish Army Campaign - Anglo-Boer War
Award of Medal5 Apr 1901South AfricaQueens South Africa Medal with two clasps 'Witterbergen' and 'Cape Colony'
Military1902South AfricaBritish Army Campaign - Anglo-Boer War
Dowling Arthur b. Oct 1879, d. DECEASEDMilitaryBet 002 and 9 Jun 1900Laing's Nek, South AfricaNatal Field Force
MilitaryBet 014 and 27 Feb 1900Tugela Heights, South AfricaNatal Field Force; Clasp
TIMELINE11 Oct 1899South AfricaSecond Anglo-Boer War between United Kingdom and Boers starts amidst general imperial land-grabbing
MilitaryBet 11 Oct 1899 and 31 May 1902Cape Colony, South AfricaMedal Clasp
MilitaryBet 11 Nov 1899 and 2 Nov 1902South Africa2 years 358 days
MilitaryBet 15 Dec 1899 and 28 Feb 1900Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaGRelief of Ladysmith
MilitaryBet 28 Feb 1900 and 31 May 1902Orange Free State, South AfricaMedal Clasp
MilitaryBet 24 May 1900 and 31 May 1902Transvaal, South AfricaSouth African Republic
Military12 Jun 1900Laing's Nek, South AfricaDistinguished Conduct Medal, London Gazette number 27359 page 6320 on 27 Sep 1901
Award of Medal12 Jun 1900Laing's Nek, South AfricaMedal: Distinguished Conduct Medal
Military8 Feb 1901South AfricaMentioned in Despatches, London Gazette number 27282 page 959 on 8 Feb 1901
Military10 Sep 1901South AfricaMentioned in Despatches, London Gazette number 27353 page 5951 on 10 Sep 1901
Award of Medal1902South AfricaMedal: King's South Africa Medal 1901-02, 2 clasps: South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
Award of Medal1902South AfricaMedal: Queen's South Africa Medal; Clasps: Cape Colony, Lang's Neck, Transvaal, Relief of Ladysmith, Orange Free State and Tugella Heights; Ribbon: Red with two narrow blue stripes and a broad central orange stripe
TIMELINE31 May 1902South AfricaSecond Anglo-Boer War between United Kingdom and Boers ends. Resulting in British victory and the establishment of the Orange Free State
Military24 Jun 1902Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South AfricaGDrunk in town; 3 days CC
Dowling Arthur Charles William Hutton b. 23 Feb 1901, d. DECEASEDBirth23 Feb 1901Mossel Bay, South AfricaPlace: PROBABLY
Baptism3 May 1901Mossel Bay, South AfricaAge: 0; St Peters Church; Witnesses: Parents & William Warren Morkel
Dowling Arthur John b. 14 Sep 1869, d. DECEASEDMilitary1902South AfricaArmy Service Corps (12 months); Age: 32.
Dowling Arthur Kendal Hutton b. 13 Mar 1877, d. 25 Sep 1935Residence3 May 1901Mossel Bay, South Africaat birth of son Arthur
Residence3 Feb 1906Mossel Bay, South Africa
Occupation1924South AfricaCivil Servant
DepartureBef 30 Jun 1930Durban, Natal, South Africa
OccupationBef 25 Sep 1935South AfricaInsurance Agent
ResidenceBef 25 Sep 1935Woodstock, Cape District, South Africa8 Hilyard Street
Death25 Sep 1935Cape Town, Cape Province, South AfricaAge: 58; Index: Volume 6/9/4676 Ref. 47693
Burial27 Sep 1935Cape Town, Western Cape, South AfricaGMaitland Cemetery
Dowling Bartholomew b. Bet Oct and Dec 1879, d. DECEASEDMilitary19 Jan 1901South AfricaConvicted at "Bruigespirit" of sleeping on his post os sentinel, sentenced to one year imprisonment with hard labour
Dowling David b. 23 Jul 1888, d. DECEASEDMilitaryBet 25 Sep 1914 and 5 May 1915AfricaTheatre of War 4A (Africa / British East Africa, German East Africa, Rhodesia, Nyasaland, Uganda)
MilitaryBet 19 Mar 1916 and 27 Feb 1917AfricaTheatre of War 4B (Africa / German South West Africa)
Dowling Dereck Frank b. 25 May 1914, d. 30 May 2003Birth25 May 1914Pietermaritzberg, Natal, South Africa
OccupationBet 1937 and 1938Natal, South AfricaSport: Cricketer for Border Team
OccupationBet 1937 and 1954South AfricaSport: First Class Cricketer; left-handed batsman; right-arm leg-spin bowler
OccupationBet 1939 and 1940Transvaal, South AfricaSport: Cricketer for North Eastern Transvaal Team
MembershipBet 1946 and 1947Natal, South AfricaNatal Cricket Team
OccupationBet 1974 and 1986Natal, South AfricaPresident of Natal Cricket Association
Death30 May 2003Durban, Natal, South AfricaAge: 89
Dowling Eugene Joseph b. 23 Jul 1881, d. DECEASEDTIMELINEBet 11 Oct 1899 and 31 May 1902South AfricaSecond Anglo-Boer War between United Kingdom and Boers starts amidst general imperial land-grabbing
MilitaryBet 26 Nov 1900 and 19 Sep 1902South Africa298 days
TIMELINE31 May 1902South AfricaSecond Anglo-Boer War between United Kingdom and Boers ends. Resulting in British victory and the establishment of the Orange Free State
Dowling Eveline Agnes b. 1896, d. DECEASEDDepartureBef 19 Mar 1948Durban, Natal, South Africavia Port Elizabeth; Cape Town and Madeira
Dowling G d. DECEASEDMilitary1899South AfricaService: British Army
Military ID1899South Africa7378
Military1899South AfricaUnit: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Military1899South AfricaRank: Private
TIMELINE11 Oct 1899South AfricaSecond Anglo-Boer War between United Kingdom and Boers starts amidst general imperial land-grabbing
Military11 Oct 1899Cape Colony, South AfricaCampaign Clasp: Cape Colony
Award of MedalBet 11 Oct 1899 and 1900South AfricaMedal: Queen's South Africa Medal; Clasps: Cape Colony and Orange Free State; Ribbon: Red with two narrow blue stripes and a broad central orange stripe
Military28 Feb 1900Orange Free State, South AfricaCampaign Clasp: Orange Free State; action in Orange River Colony
TIMELINE31 May 1902South AfricaSecond Anglo-Boer War between United Kingdom and Boers ends. Resulting in British victory and the establishment of the Orange Free State
Dowling Geoffrey Barrow b. 9 Aug 1891, d. 1 Jun 1976Birth9 Aug 1891Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa10 Hof Gr.
Birth1892Cape Town, Cape Province, South AfricaBritish Subject
Education1902Cape Town, Cape Province, South AfricaFr. Diocesan College
Dowling George Roach b. 1810, d. DECEASEDResidenceBet 1824 and 1857Natal, South Africahttp://shelaghspencer.tripod.com/
Event or Activity1912South Africawww.beta.ancestry24.com/records
Dowling Harold Willard b. 11 Jan 1889, d. DECEASEDDepartureBef 22 Mar 1942Cape Town, South Africa and Trinidad
Dowling Henry d. DECEASEDOccupationNatal, South AfricaSport: Cricketer in Curry Cup
Residence25 May 1914Pietermaritzberg, Natal, South AfricaBirth of son Dereck
Dowling Henry b. Bet Jul and Sep 1886, d. DECEASEDMilitary12 Oct 1921Kroonstad, Orange River, Free State, South Africa92nd Battery 17th Brigade, 29th Division
Residence12 Oct 1921Kroonstad, Orange River, Free State, South Africa23 Styne Street
Dowling Iris Winifred Hutton b. 14 Jan 1906, d. DECEASEDBirth14 Jan 1906Mossel Bay, South AfricaPROBABLY
Baptism3 Feb 1906Mossel Bay, South AfricaAge: 0
Dowling James Henry b. 2 Jul 1866, d. 1 Apr 1902Military IDBef 1 Apr 1902Leeuwkop, Eastern Cape, South AfricaG3812 (E 29581 /5 /5)
Death1 Apr 1902Leeuwkop, Eastern Cape, South AfricaG
Dowling Justin Charles b. 3 Aug 1918, d. 17 Oct 1984Birth3 Aug 1918Pietermaritzberg, Natal, South Africa
Death17 Oct 1984Durban, Natal, South Africa
Dowling Justin Charles b. 3 Aug 1918, d. 17 Oct 1984Birth3 Aug 1918Pietermaritzberg, Natal, South Africa
Death17 Oct 1984Durban, Natal, South Africa
Dowling Lionel Edward b. 30 Aug 1885, d. 27 Dec 1973DepartureBef 19 Mar 1948Durban, Natal, South Africavia Port Elizabeth; Cape Town and Madeira
Dowling Maida Frances Blood b. 1890, d. 1976otherNatal, South Africa(Durban), Cape Town, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Fremantle.
Dowling Robert McMilan b. 7 Jul 1916, d. 16 Jul 2003MilitaryBet 1 Sep 1939 and 1945North AfricaActive service
Dowling Stephen b. 1863, d. DECEASEDMilitaryBet 1899 and 1902South AfricaRoll: 1Apr1901; 1Oct1902
Dowling Thomas Barrow b. Bet Jul and Sep 1861, d. DECEASEDResidence9 Aug 1891Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa10 Hof Gr.; Birth of son Geoffrey
Dowling Walter George b. Bef 1 Jun 1879, d. Bet Jul and Sep 1968TIMELINEBet 20 Dec 1880 and 23 Mar 1881South AfricaFirst Anglo-Boer War between the United Kingdom and the Boers. Resulting in Boer victory and UK recognition of South African Republic.
TIMELINEBet 11 Oct 1899 and 31 May 1902South AfricaSecond Anglo-Boer War between United Kingdom and Boers. Resulting in British victory and the establishment of the Orange Free State
MilitaryBet 12 Mar 1901 and 12 Mar 1902South Africa
Dowling William b. Abt 1772, d. DECEASEDBirthAbt 1772Africa
Keziah Emily d. DECEASEDResidence3 May 1901Mossel Bay, South Africaat birth of son Arthur
Residence3 Feb 1906Mossel Bay, South Africa