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|Place of Birth:||Gulf of Carpentaria|
|Next of Kin:||Mary Downes - Wife.|
|Date of Enlistment:||27-Jan-1917|
|Age at Enlistment:||44|
|Place of Enlistment:||Sydney (N.S.W.)|
|Unit:||36th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|Service:||Australian Imperial Force|
|Service History:||This was his second attempt to enlist. He had previously spent 14 days with the 20th Battalion. Downes embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A24 'Benalla' 10 May 1917. This time he got all the way to Plymouth before they sent him home as overage. Returned to Australia 26 September 1917.|
|Related link:||Australian War Memorial : 36th Battalion|
Embarkation Roll - HMAT A24 'Benalla'
Unit War Diary
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
|Appears in Collections:||Returned ANZACs|
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