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Regimental number9906
Place of birthMount Morgan Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMoggill Road, Taringa, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Downie, Moggill Road, Taringa, Queensland
Enlistment date26 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, 16th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
FateKilled in Action 18 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot V, Row B, Grave No 3), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Jonathan and Eliza Valentine DOWNIE. Native of Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 103 Shoeing Smith Frederick James DOWNIE, 1st Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 4 June 1919; 3550 Pte Philip DOWNIE MM, 1st Australian General Hospital, returned to Australia, 31 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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