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Cyril Lester DOWNE

Regimental number13
Place of birthRodney, Victoria
AddressDevon, Rochester, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Henry Thompson Downe, Devon Shire Secretary, Rochester, Victoria
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Brigade, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/1/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: Australian Flying Corps
Promotion date: -

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30474 (12 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

FateKilled in Action 3 March 1919
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row Q, Grave No. 278), Egypt.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Thompson and Mary Taylor DOWNE, Shire Hall, Rochester, Victoria. Born at Echuca, Victoria

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 42 Warrant Officer Class I Harry Leslie DOWNE, Australian Army Ordnance Corps, returned to Australia, 20 November 1918; 3305 Pte Reuben Milton DOWNE, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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