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Private Peter Downie

4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders
Service No: 16258

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Son of Michael and Mary Anne Phee Downie. Peters half-brother John of the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots (6831) was killed in action at Kemmel on the 21/04/1915 (see index)

Born / Resided

Castle St, Glasgow / Coatbridge

Died

01/11/1918 at home with Malaria

Enlisted

28/08/1916

Employed

Horse Shoe Works

Age

27 / DOB - 26/12/1891

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Additional Information

Peter joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers at the outbreak of war and although initially passed as fit he was discharged 90 days later on account of TB. However on the 28/08/1916 he enlisted in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers later transferring to the Gordon Highlanders. He was serving in the East and was admitted to hospital in July 1918 with Malaria and shipped home from Le Havre to Southampton on the hospital ship Warilda. The ship was torpedoed on the 03/08/1918 but some 500 of the 600 wounded on board survived. Peter was discharged on the 15/10/1918 but died at the home of his mother a few weeks later. Peter is NOT LISTED with the CWGC. Also remembered on the St Patricks and St Marys Churches Rolls of Honour (see photos)

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