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William Charles * DOWNER

Regimental number915
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMachinist
Address46 Cooks Road, Centennial Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Downer, 46 Cooks Road, Centennial Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot, I, Row C, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
160
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edmund William and Elizabeth DOWNER, 46 Cook Road, Centennial Park, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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