Gerald DOWNTON

Male 1888 - 1915  (26 years)


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  • Name Gerald DOWNTON 
    Born 8 Dec 1888  Holwell, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 2 Sep 1914  Sherborne, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died in WWI 21 Aug 1915  Gallipoli, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 21 Aug 1915  Gallipoli, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 6 siblings 
    Notes 
    • 1891:Dwelling:Sandhills
      Census Place:Holwell, Dorset
      Henry DOWNTON M 34 M Pulham, Dorset Rel: Head Occ: Lab General
      Elizabeth DOWNTON M 34 F Holwell, Dorset Rel: Wife
      Mary DOWNTON 8 F Holwell, Dorset Rel: Dau
      Rosie DOWNTON 6 F Holwell, Dorset Rel: Dau
      Lillie DOWNTON 4 F Holwell, Dorset Rel: Dau
      Gerald DOWNTON 2 M Holwell, Dorset Rel: Son
      Minnie DOWNTON 8 mnths F Holwell, Dorset Rel: Dau

      1901: Barnes Cross, Holwell
      Class: RG13; Piece: 2006; Folio: 70; Page: 12
      Henry Downton 44 Dorset Holwell Holwell General Labourer
      Elizabeth Downton 43 Dorset Pulham Holwell
      Lillie Downton 14 Dorset Holwell Holwell
      Gerald Downton 12 Dorset Holwell Holwell
      Minnie Downton 10 Dorset Holwell Holwell
      Amy Downton 7 Dorset Holwell Holwell
      Charles Henry Downton 5 Dorset Holwell Holwell

      1911: Barnes Cross, Holwell
      Class: RG14; Piece: 12435; Schedule Number: 53
      Henry Downton Head 54 Married General Labourer Dorset Holwell
      Elizabeth Downton Wife Married 53 29 7 7 0 Dorset Pulham
      Gerald Downton Son Single 22 Farm Labourer Dorset Holwell
      Charles Downton Son Single 15 General Labourer Dorset Holwell


      2 Sep 1914: Enlisted age 25 yrs 8 mnths, unmarried, religion Wesleyan
      On enlistment height 5'3”, weight 127 lbs, chest when expanded 35”, eyes light blue, hair light brown

      Died in WW1. Listed on the War memorial in Holwell for 1914-19

      In Memory of GERALD DOWNTON Private 10512 "D" Co. 5th Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment who died on Saturday 21st August 1915.
      Citation:
      Additional Information: Son of H. Downton, of Sandhills Holwell, Sherborne, Dorset.
      Commemorative Information -
      Cemetery: HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey
      Grave Reference/Panel Number: Panel 136 to 139
      Location: The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles. -
    Person ID I2020  Baker Family Tree
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 

    Father Henry DOWNTON,   b. 1856, Holwell, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1938, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth WARR,   b. 1856, Holwell, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Jun 1881  Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F822  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Dec 1888 - Holwell, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 2 Sep 1914 - Sherborne, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied in WWI - 21 Aug 1915 - Gallipoli, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Aug 1915 - Gallipoli, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S39] 1891 Census, 8 Jan 2008.

    2. [S154] Dorset OPC, (http://www.opcdorset.org/), 9 Mar 2013.
      47 5 Jul 1893 DOWNTON Gerald Sandhills, Holwell DOWNTON Henry 8 Dec 1888 26 Mar 1902 Passed Std V Field Work
      Holwell School Admission Register

    3. [S44] Commonwealth Wargraves Commission, 21 Aug 2015.

    4. [S76] Wm Allan Downton.