Garnet Ronald DOWNER MM


DOWNER, Garnet Ronald

Service Number: 243
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Glebe, New South Wales, Australia, 1886
Home Town: Artarmon, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bush Worker
Died: Killed in action, Fleurbaix, France, 29 June 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

18 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 243, 1st Infantry Battalion
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 243, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney
29 Jun 1916: Involvement Sergeant, SN 243, 1st Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1916: Honoured Military Medal, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, For outstanding courage and determination during operations at Lone Pine in 1915 when he personally led a counter attack in company with 252 Sergeant E.C. Gelding and succeeded in holding the trench by means of bombs.

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