Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Abraham Downing

In memory of
Private
George Abraham Downing
April 9, 1917

Military Service:

Service Number:
808370
Age:
24
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)
Division:
31st Bn.

Additional Information:

Born:
September 15, 1892 Parry Sound, Ontario
Enlistment:
January 7, 1916 Calgary, Alberta

Son of William George and Sarah Downing, of North Seguin, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 230 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY ; Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference:
VI. E. 11.
Location:
Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping – From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper article
  • Photo of George Downing – FROM: Magnetawan Legion Book of Remembrance, 1914
  • Banff War Memorial – Banff (Alberta) War Memorial.   Erected by the Mount Rundle chapter of the I.O.D.E. and unveiled September 2nd, 1923 near the Great War Veterans' Association Memorial Hall on Banff avenue.  It was made of stone from Mount Rundle.   The current memorial includes a pair of World War Two panels with 29 names on either side of a central panel listing 52 World War One names.  It is now located at the front wall of the Royal Canadian Legion, Colonel Moore Branch #26, on Banff avenue.
  • Banff, Alberta – View of Banff avenue showing the location of the Royal Canadian Legion building - near the Canadian flag.  The Banff (Alberta) War Memorial is located outdoors on the front wall of this building.

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