Charles Terry DOWNIE

DOWNIE, Charles Terry

Service Numbers: 320, 811, 1111
Enlisted: 20 April 1915, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: New Norfolk, Tasmania, July 1891
Home Town: New Norfolk, Derwent Valley, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Architect
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World War 1 Service

20 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 320, Claremont, Tasmania
17 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 320, Hospital Transport Corps, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
17 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 320, Hospital Transport Corps, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 811
1 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 811, 40th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 811, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Hobart
13 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 811, 40th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", GSW (right leg)
6 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1111, 40th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Architect Charles Terry Downie enlisted in Claremont, Tasmania on 27 April 1915 in the No. 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station and was dispatched to Melbourne for embarkation, however too many recruits were sent and he was sent back to Tasmania. He enlisted again 29 June 1916 and served as a corporal in the 40th Battalion for the remainder of the war. He was wounded in action in July 1918 on the Somme, when he was shot in the leg, and was invalided to London. He returned to Australia in February 1919." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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