Flight Lieutenant William Downes DOWN

Service No: 400919
Born: Melbourne VIC, 2 November 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 November 1940
Unit: Ferry Flight, RAAF Station Laverton VIC
Died: Illness, Heidelberg VIC, 27 January 1944, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Francis and Mary Down, husband of Patricia Down, of Ivanhoe
Roll of Honour: Heidelberg VIC
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 24 November 1943, Flight Lieutenant Down, a Pilot, was admitted to No. 6 RAAF Hospital, Heidelberg, seriously ill. He died on the 27 January 1944 from broncho pneumonia, and chronic epithelionta.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/10/153

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