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James Wilson DOWNING

Regimental number3272
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJewellery salesman
AddressCanterbury, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jean McLaren Downing, 19 Milton Street, Canterbury, Victoria
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Date of death12 February 1938

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