Thomas Leslie “Tom” Dowswell


BIRTH: 2 June 1889
Concord , NSW
DEATH: 22 March 1921 Mortlake NSW
DEATH: 22 March 1921
Mortlake NSW

OCCUPATION: Warehouseman

RESIDENCE: Queens Rd Concord, NSW


  • Concord United RU 1908
  • Burwood Endeavour RU 1909
  • Wests RL First Grade 1910, 1917
  • Wests RL Treasurer 1917, 1918
  • Wests RL Selector 1919


Tom Dowswell (Wests # 79) is the first cousin of Clarrie Tye (Wests # 146).

Tom Dowswell’s mother, Florence Lillian Tye was the sister of Stephen Alfred Tye who was the father of Clarrie Tye. Their great grandparents were Alfred Tye and Harriett Hoad.

The Tye family was originally from the Counties of Kent and East Sussex, England. They emigrated to Sydney in the mid 1800’s.

Alfred Tye started a small brick making business at Glebe before going into partnership with Frederick Goodsell at St Peters and establishing one of the major brickworks in Sydney by the late 1800’s.

Alfred Tye also had a number of Hotels in Sydney but ironically Tye’s Hotel at Ashfield was not one of them. Charles Tye who had the Ashfield Hotel is not an immediate relative.

Tom Dowswell died at Mortlake, NSW in March 1921 at the age of thirty one.


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