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Roy McGowan

Admitted to:

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Date of Injury:

15/09/1940

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

29/12/1914

Cause of Incident:

Bailed out due to enemy fire.

Transferred to QVH:

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Injuries:

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No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

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IDENTITY CARD

This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.


Forename:

Roy A.

Surname:

McGowan

Service No:

73001

Nationality:

New Zealand


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

46 Sqn

Profession:

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Patient Rank:

Sqn Ldr

Death:

20/03/2012

Age at Death:

97yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

McGowan's Hurricane was shot up over southeast England, causing his engine to burst into flames. He parachuted into the Thames estuary, suffering from burns to his face and hands, and was pulled from the water and taken to hospital. He was later chosen by McIndoe to transfer to East Grinstead while he was touring hospitals looking for patients to help.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

References:

'"McIndoe's Army" Lands in New Zealand', July 2002, pp. 38-9.



East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2751.105 - Portrait photograph of McGowan