John DOWNS

9th Infantry Battalion, A.I.F.

Private, Regimental No: 5976.

Killed in Action , 7 May 1917, France.

 

 

 

 

  

Biographical Details

Born: abt. 1887 at Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Father: ?

Mother: ?

Marital Status: Single.

Education: ?

Occupation: Clerk.

 

Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 17 February 1916 at Rockhampton, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Rockhampton, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

8 August 1916 with 9th  Battalion,

19th  Reinforcements at Brisbane, QLD on

Ship H.M.A.T. A50 "Itonus".

Cause of Death: Killed in Action on 7 May 1917 while serving with 9th Battalion in France at the age of 40 years.

Burial place or Memorial: No known grave.

Next of Kin:  Sister, Miss P. Downs, Sarina, Mackay, QLD.

Religion: Church of England.

 

Commemorative Details

Memorials:

Panel 55, Australian War Memorial;

Villers-Brettoneux Memorial, France;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board.

Sarina War Memorial.

 

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