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Regimental number1157
Place of birthPort Melbourne, Victoria
OccupationRubber worker
Address200 Nott Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Downard, 200 Nott Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 22 October 1917
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Edward William and Ellen DOWNARD, 200 Knot Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1156 Pte George DOWNARD, 60th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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