Alexander Mark DOWNIE

11th Light Horse Regiment, A.I.F.

Trooper, Regimental No: 846.

Killed in Action , 14 July 1918, Gordon Valley, Palestine.




Biographical Details

Born: 16 August 1881 at Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Father: John DOWNIE.

Mother: Alice BLASDALE.

Marital Status: Single.

Education: ?

Occupation: Labourer.


Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 5 August 1915 at Enoggera QLD.

Address at Enlistment: St. Ives, Mackay, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

20 August 1915 with 11th  Light Horse Regiment, 2nd  Reinforcements at Sydney, NSW on

Ship H.M.A.T. A9 "Shropshire".

Cause of Death: Killed in Action on 14 July 1918 while serving with 11th  Light Horse Regiment at Gordon Valley, Palestine at the age of 36 years.

Burial place: Jerusalem War Cemetery, Palestine , Row J, Grave No. 12.

Next of Kin:  Father, John Downie, St. Ives, Mackay, QLD.

Religion: Church of England.


Commemorative Details


Panel 8, Australian War Memorial;

Mackay Cenotaph

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board.


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