Family of William Downing born 1865

Family of William Downing born 1865

William Downing (Born in 1865 in Bickerton, Yorkshire) had 9 children, two of whom, Harry & Herbert, were killed in action in the First World War. Their younger brother, Arthur, also served during the war, in the Durham Light Infantry, although he never went abroad. William was a Constable with the Leeds Police, and was due to retire in March 1916. He turned down his retirement at that point and agreed to stay in the Police Force until the end of the war.

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  • Profile picture for Herbert Downing

    Born 1897

    Died 1916

    British Army 96490 Driver Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 96490 Dvr (RFA) 471 D.A.C. Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 96490 Driver Royal Field Artillery 47 Brigade

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    Born 1895

    Died 1916

    British Army 2666 Gunner Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 2666 Gunner 1st West Riding Brigade RFA