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Name: Charles DOWNEY
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: C Service No.: 10606
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Blyth, Northumberland. Age at Death: 0
Unit: 20th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (1st Tyneside Scottish).
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Newburn on Tyne, Northumberland.
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Previous Address:
Civilian Employment:
How Died:
Date of Death: Tuesday 5th June 1917
Place of Death:
Battle/Campaign: Arras Sector, France. Attack on Greenland Hill Trenches, 5th – 8th June 1917.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Social Club, Roll of Honour, Cross House, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: St Mary and St Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Roll of Honour, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Overseas Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Reference Bay 2 – 3.
Buried: No known grave.
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Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
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Notes : A letter from Charles to a friend in Newburn was published in the Blaydon Courier on 11th March 1916.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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