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Charles Ernest DOWNEY

Regimental number1543
Place of birthBribbaree, New South Wales
SchoolBribbaree School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressOakley, Balabula, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Thomas Downey, Oakley, Balabula, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Moldavia on 2 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
FateAccidentally drowned 25 April 1919
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialMinia War Memorial Cemetery (Row A, Grae No. 1), Egypt.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
8
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Patrick and Mary DOWNEY, Bimbi, New South Wales
Other detailsSon of Thomas Patrick and Mary Downey
Place of burialMinia War Memorial Cemetery. Row A, Grave No. 1

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