Lewis Henry Downton

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Private Lewis Henry Downton
Life dates
08 Jul 1909 - 13 Nov 1992
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Caption & credit
Lewis Downton (from David Downton)
Biography

Lewis Downton had been an ARP Messenger before the war. He was well known locally for his use of the Dorset dialect (allegedly very similar to ancient Saxon) and his prize winning gardening skills. Percy Fost and Harry Atkins were neighbours in the estate cottages at Wrackleford and the latter was Best Man at Lewis Downton’s wedding in 1937. 

Postings
Unit or location Role Posted from until
Wrackleford Patrol Patrol member 16 Oct 1942 03 Dec 1944
National ID
WLDT 55/1
Occupation

Farm Carter ARP Messenger

Address
Manor Farm Dairy, Stratton
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Caption & credit
Harry Atkins, with his wife Madeline and Lewis Downton to his right (Margaret Cosh)
References

WO199/3390
Margaret Cosh
David Downton