9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Irwin (Irvine) McDowell was the son of James and Eliza McDowell of Clogher, County Tyrone. He was born about 1895 in Clogher. The 1901 census records ‘Irvan’ as 5 years old. The 1911 census shows ‘Irwin’ to be 16 years old. He was working as a general labourer. He was still living with the family in Clogher Tenements. Irvine McDowell enlisted in his home town of Clogher. Lance Corporal Irvine McDowell was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 21.