Frederick Ernest Michael Downie

First Name: 
Frederick
Middle Name: 
Ernest Michael
Last Name: 
Downie
Mother's Name: 
Sarah (nee McCarthy)
Father's Name: 
Frederick Thomas Downie
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, June 3, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Company: 
D Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, August 6, 1915
Place of Death: 
Lone Pine Gallipoli
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Fred Downie (Service No 2245) was born in Wollongong, NSW about 1891. At the time of enlistment he was a single 24 year old labourer who had previously served in the St George Rifles.

He embarked on HMAT A63 Karoola on 16th June 1915 with 6th Reinforcements 4th Battalion. He arrived at Gallipoli on 4th August 1915 with D Company 4th Battalion in time for the Lone Pine battle. On 6th August he was killed and has no known grave. He is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial.

Names used on the Links menu are as noted on the official record.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, DOWNIE F E M

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