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Sylvester John DOWNES

Regimental number6240
Place of birthAlberton West, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressTurtons Creek, via Foster, South Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Christon, Turtons Creek, via Foster, South Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 11 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 July 1916
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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