George Down

Surname: Down
Other names: George
Other people in this story:
Harry Down
Mary Down (nee Jacobs)
Locations in this story:
Great Wishford, Wiltshire
Stapleford, Wiltshire
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Moor Crichel, Dorset
France & Flanders
Etaples, France

George Down was born in Great Wishford, Wiltshire, on 24 Dec 1886 and baptised there on 27 Feb 1887 the son of Harry Down and Mary Down (nee Jacobs).  He lived his early life in Stapleford, Wiltshire and later at Chapel Farm Cottages, SIxpenny Handley, Dorset.  By 1911 he was boarding in Moor Crichel, Dorset, working as a Farm Carter.  He had enlisted with the Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. M2/264785).  He served in France and Flanders and was attached to the 142nd Field Ambulance (RAMC).  He died whilst in service on 3 Jun 1918 and was buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery, France, (Grave ref: LXV. E. 34.).  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.


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