DALLOW, Ross Philip
Ross Dallow Death Notice:
Dallow spent his childhood in Auckland and was educated at St Peter's College, Auckland. He was the younger brother of Graeme Dallow and the father of Simon and Matthew Dallow. He was the grandson of Ernie Asher (Te Keepa Pouwhiuwhiu), a rugby union and rugby league football player of the early 1900s.
In 1956, Dallow won the New Zealand under-19 men's discus throw title, representing Auckland, with a throw of 134 ft 8 in (41.05 m)
In 1979, Dallow was one of the police team who served at the mortuary at Auckland University School of Medicine, where bodies recovered in the aftermath of the crash of Air New Zealand Flight 901 on Mount Erebus, Antarctica, on 28 November 1979 were taken when they were returned to New Zealand. He was subsequently awarded the New Zealand Special Service Medal (Erebus).
Dallow was awarded the Queen's Police Medal in the 1980 Queen's Birthday Honours.In the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours, he was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to the community. Dallow died on 20 July 2020, aged 82.
Ross Dallow Death Notice/Obituary originally published in: The New Zealand Herald
Obituary originally published: The New Zealand Herald on 23rd of July 2020