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Walter Francis DOWNES

Regimental number5674
Place of birthFrogmore New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressFrogmore, via Burrowa, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, P Downes, Hovels Creek, Frogmore via Burrowa, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 3 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1917
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2522 Pte Thomas Alfred DOWNES, 18th Bn, killed in action, 27 July 1916; 2763 Pte Patrick DOWNES, 55th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 June 1919; 866 Corporal John Joseph DOWNES [listed as DOWNS], 17th Bn, returned to Australia, 2 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 November 1971
Age at death72
Place of burialKoorawatha Cemetery, New South Wales

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