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Private John Downie

2nd Battalion Royal Scots
Service No: 6831

John Downie grave





Personal details

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 17 Coatbank St, Coatbridge


Killed in Action 21/04/1915 at Hill 60, Kemmel


Re-enlisted Hamilton 1914


Puddler in Coats Iron Works / Reservist


34 / DOB - 08/12/1880

Buried / Remembered

Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Family Information

Son of Michael and Elizabeth Fitzsimmons Downie. Husband of Annie Moore Downie. Father of 2 children. Johns half-brother Peter of the 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders (16258) died of Malaria at home on the 01/11/1918 (see index). He had 2 brothers serving.

Additional Information

John is listed as DOWNEY and 2ND ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS on the Memorial. John joined the Royal Scots in August 1899 and served in the Boer War ( received the Queen Victoria Medal and King Edward Medal ) and in India. He re-joined his regiment at the outbreak of war and died in the attempt to capture Hill 60 at Kemmel. John shares a grave with Private W. McGill of the Royal Scots who fell on the same day (see main grave photo). Also remembered on the St Patricks Church Roll of Honour

  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping

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