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Second Lieutenant Donald Litt Downes

4th Bn, The Worcestershire Regiment, 88th Brigade, 29th Division, T.F., B.E.F.

Capbadge of the Worcestershire Regiment

Malvern Commemoration: St Matthias Malvern Link

Burial/Commemoration: Haringe/Bandaghem Military Cemetery

Nature of Death: Died of wounds recieved during the recapture of Gheluvelt, Flanders 5/10/1918

Next of Kin: Husband of Mrs Downes of St Patrick, Hampden Road

Donald Downes was wounded during the Battle of Lys [1] on the 4th September 1918 and then again, mortally during the recapture of Gheluvelt 29th – 30th September 1918.

Stevens Annual for 1914 Malvern 1914
Stacke, Capt H FitzM The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War Kidderminster 1921

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[1] Battle of Lys: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Lys_%281918%29

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