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Name Gordon Downs
Nick Name  
Last Known Address 30 Ingleby Terrace, Sunderland.
Family Circumstances  

Unit of Service Royal Navy, King George V.
Number and Rank P/mx 106548
Date & Place of Death 29 December 1944. Dutch Bay, Ceylon. (now Sri Lanka).
Grave Location
(if known)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetary, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.
Where Commemorated
(if known)
 

Details of any conflict, training exercise and operations which the deceased had participated in during service.

WW2 Far East.

 

Other general information. online links images etc.

Gordon had many relatives who have served in the armed forces. Some of them are entered in this Online Memorial Book.

Gordons Father:   Robert Henry Downs Snr.

Gordons Brother:  Robert Henry Downs Jnr.

Gordons Great Niece:  Helen Border.

All the above an be viewed by clicking on their names in the names index.

 

Gordon died whilst bathing with shipmates on the King George battleship. He disappeared from view in a strong current and was rescued 10 minutes later but could not be revived.

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Gordon in Uniform.

 

Gordon in Sri Lanka

(second form the left).

                   Gordon's Old Headstone.


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