FREDERICK ERNEST DOWNING

 

 

Born: 1880, Ipswich.

Died: 19th September 1918; age 38; KiA at Salonika.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 4th September 1915 – France.

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 41906; Regiment: Royal Engineers, 99th Field Coy.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star + Italian Bronze Medal + Military Medal.

Gazetted – Military Medal – 31st August 1917.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Medal

Italian Bronze Medal – Conferred by his Majesty The King of Italy 4th September 1917.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronze_Medal_of_Military_Valor

 

Grave Reference:

V.E.19.

Doiran Military Cemetery,

Greece.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert Downing & the late Caroline Downing.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   22, White Elm Street, Ipswich.

 

Frederick was 11 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert Downing, 29, an Iron Moulder, born Ipswich.

Caroline Downing, 30, born Ipswich.

Edmund Charles Downing, 9, born Ipswich.

Mahala Downing, 8, born Ipswich.

Alice Beatrice Downing, 5, born Ipswich.

Arthur Robert Downing, 4, born Ipswich.

Rose Julia Downey, 2, born Ipswich.

 

1891   91, Alan Road, Ipswich.

 

Frederick was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert, 39, an Iron Moulder.

Caroline, 40.

Edmund, 19, an Iron Moulder.

Mahala, 18, a Stay Maker.

Alice, 15, a Tailoress.

Rose, 12.

Henry William Downey, 8, born Ipswich.

Edith Maud Downey, 7, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Kate Downey, 6, born Ipswich.

Alma George Downey, 4, born Ipswich.

Lily Ethel C. Downey, 1, born Ipswich.

 

1911   48, Levington Road, Ipswich.

 

Frederick was 31 years old, a Moulder. He was a Moulder – Agricultural Engineers. He was living with his widowed father & siblings.

Robert, 59, a Moulder – Agricultural Engineers.

Ethel, 26, a Housekeeper.

George, 25, Royal navy – H.M.S. Thunder.

Lily, 21, a Housekeeper.

Albert Edward Downing, 19, born Ipswich.

 

Frederick’s mother, Caroline Downing, died 19th December 1894, Ipswich

Frederick is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.

Royal Engineers, 99th Field Coy:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-corps-of-royal-engineers-in-the-first-world-war/field-companies-of-the-royal-engineers/

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