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Downard, Edward (1157)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 35 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 1 March 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1157            view online service record

200 Nott Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Ellen Downard (mother)
200 Nott Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 20 June 1916
Ship: HMAT Runic A54
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion

DOW: Monday, 22 October 1917
Place: 17th Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium

Brother: George Downard

Private, 60 Infantry, died of wounds, 22 October, 1917, aged 38, commemorated Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery,, Belgium.

Parents: Henry Edward William and Ellen DOWNARD, born Port Melbourne, educated Nott Street SS, 312 Nott Street. He enlisted as 35-year-old rubber worker with family at 200 Nott Street. Brother, 1156, George DOWNARD enlisted from same address two weeks earlier and the pair served with consecutive Regimental Numbers with the 38th Infantry, George returned wounded November, 1918.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

1917 ‘KILLED IN ACTION.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 17 November, p. 2. , viewed 13 Oct 2017,


1918 ‘Family Notices’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 26 October, p. 2. , viewed 20 Sep 2018,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted June 25, 2017 3.24 pm 0Likes

    DOWNARD – Died of wounds at 17th Casualty Clearing Station on 22nd October, Private Edward (Ted) Downard, beloved son of Mrs Downard and late H. Downard, dear brother of George (on active service, late of Port Melbourne

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