|Place of birth||Waterford, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||'Wyvern', Elizabeth Street, Mayfield via Newcastle, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, J R Downes, 'Wyvern', Elizabeth Street, Mayfield via Newcastle, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Bombardier|
|Unit name||Howitzer Brigade 117|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/136/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Gunner|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Effective abroad (still overseas)|
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||*Stated to be Kenneth Roy Downes on NR|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 30 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 November 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 8 January 1917; taken on strength, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 27 January 1917. Attached to 2nd Divisional Signal School, 11 February 1917; rejoined unit, 12 March 1917. Transferred to 5th Field Artillery Brigade, and taken on strength of 13th Battery, 18 May 1917.
Reverted to rank of Gunner at own request, Belgium, 8 October 1917.
Wounded in action, 7 November 1917 (gas), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, thence to 10th Casualty Clearing Station same day; to 35th General Hoospital, Calais, 8 November 1917; to England, 16 November 1917, and admitted to Toxteth Park Auxiliary Hospital, 17 November 1917; discharged on furlough, 10 December 1917, top report to No 2 Command Depot, 11 December 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 13 March 1918; rejoined 2 DAC, 19 March 1918.
Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 June 1918 (pyrexia unknown origin); discharged to duty, 2 July 1918; rejoined unit same day.
Admitted to 118th Field Ambulance, 22 September 1918 (diarrhoea); transferred to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 28 August 1918; by Ambulance Train No 21 to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 29 August 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, 18 October 1918.
Embarked for England, 18 February 1919, and granted leave for Non-Military Employment, 20 March-20 July 1919, for engineering with F. Wilkinson, Deptford Town Hall, New Cross Road, London. Granted leave without pay, 6 August-5 November 1919: business.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 9 December 1919; disembarked Sydney, 2 February 1920; discharged, 18 March 1920.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DOWNES Kenneth Roy Granville|