CEF Soldier Detail

Private Frank George Downer
Died: September 8, 1944

Regimental Number:
84
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Provost Corps
Battalion:
Canadian Military Police
Company:
Place of Birth:
Gosport, Hampshire
Country:
England
Next of Kin:
Annie Downer, wife. 26 Mercer Street, Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
26 Mercer Street, Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth:
February 16, 1863
Trade or Calling:
Chef
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
April 14, 1915
Age at enlistment:
52
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
36 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
3 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Accidentally injured and Shell shock February 5, 1916
Date of Death:
September 8, 1944
Age at Death:
81
Buried at:
Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Provost Corps Canadian Military Police
Private Canadian Infantry Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre
Private Canadian Army Medical Corps 1st Artillery Brigade Water Detail
Private Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion Water Detail
Sergeant Canadian Army Medical Corps No. 2 Casualty Clearing Station
Private Canadian Army Medical Corps No. 2 Casualty Clearing Station
Private Canadian Army Medical Corps No. 2 Casualty Clearing Station

Son of Charles Downer and Charlotte Ann Downer (nee Lucas); husband of Rosanna Adams Downer (nee Young) married July 23, 1882; husband of Annie Nora Downer (nee Robertson)

Date of Birth declared on Attestation papers was February 16, 1872 but birth and death records confirm the correct Date of Birth was February 16, 1863

On the night of February 5, 1916 he fell from a wagon and was run over by its wheels

Discharged July 29, 1918 Medically Unfit due to nerve deafness

Prior service in South Africa and other early campaigns

His death was attributed to his service