William Clifford Downer

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Private William Clifford “Bill” Downer
Life dates
24 Apr 1922 -

Jim Caws recalled Bill was brought into the Patrol as a replacement for his brother Frank Caws. 

Unit or location Role Posted from until
Northwood Patrol Patrol member 03 Mar 1941 03 Dec 1944
National ID
EPAA 75/6

Shipyard worker

Cliff Farm, Rew Street, Northwood, Isle of Wight
Other information

William was injured when he sat on his fighting knife resulting in a bad wound in his thigh. He was treated at the local Army barracks as it was feared the civilian hospital would ask too many questions.


J Carson,
TNA ref WO199/3391,
1939 Register,
Dave Moore