Percy Downton

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 201370
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 31
  • Date of Death: 25.10.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XV.A.1.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Erith, Kent
  • Address: 21 Mains Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Tenter, Harry Walker & Sons, Caldrum Works, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Harry Downton

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Annie Downton, 46 Nelson St, Tayport

  • Children:

    Annie, born 09.08.1916

More about Percy Downton

Percy is listed as DOWTON on the original Dundee Roll of Honour.

Percy Downton   201370   Black Watch

DOWNTON___At Dundee, on 9th August, the wife of Private Percy Downton, Black Watch, of a daughter.

Dundee People’s Journal 12th August 1916

MISSING DUNDEE SOLDIER REPORTED KILLED.

Mrs P. Downton, 21 Mains Road, Dundee, has received official intimation that her husband Pte. Percy Downton, Black Watch who was reported missing on 25th October, 1916, was killed in action on that date.  Pte. Downton was 31 years of age, and prior to enlistment was employed as a tenter with Harry Walker & Sons, Limited, Caldrum Works, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 10th August 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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