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Richard Lodge Downing

In memory of:

Private Richard Lodge Downing

June 11, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

16995

Age:

35

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

7th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

December 15, 1886

Son of John G. and Ellen Downing, of 162, Carling Avenue, Ottawa.

Commemorated on Page 79 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VI. D. 5.

Location:

RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (Transport Farm) is located 2 Km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Komenseweg, a road connecting Ieper to Komen (N336). From Ieper town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 1 Km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto Komenseweg. The cemetery itself is located 1.2 Km along the Komenseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Attestation Papers
  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Don to Drzewiecki. Microform Sequence 29; Volume Number 31829_B016738. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 173. Page 713 of 1076.
  • Roll of honour– Richard Lodge Downing List of Officers and Men Serving in the First Canadian Contingent of the British Expeditionary Force 1914/438650/101
  • Memorial– St. Matthew's Anglican Church 217 First Avenue Ottawa, Ontario
  • Memorial Stained Glass– 'The Resurrection' by Robert McCausland Limited was dedicated at St Matthew's Anglican Church in the Glebe, Ottawa on 17 Jan 1921 to the members of the church who served during the Great War. The window was transferred to the current site, 217 First Avenue in 1938.
  • War Memorial– Vankleek Hill Great War Memorial, Vankleek Hill, Ontario
  • Railway Dugouts Burial Ground– The Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery, located approximately 3 kilometres to the south of Ieper, Belgium. May they rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Grave marker– The grave marker at the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery located approximately 3 kilometres to the south of Ieper, Belgium. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens 2010)
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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