Lance Sergeant WALTER ROY DOWDEN (photo added)

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Rank Lance Sergeant
Forenames WALTER ROY
Surname DOWDEN (photo added)
Initials W R
Place of Birth PLYMOUTH, DEVON, UNITED KINGDOM
Date of Birth Thursday, 17 July 1919
Date of Death Friday, 09 June 1944
Age 25
Nationality Canadian
Residence or Entered Service From BRANTFORD, ONTARIO, CANADA
Service Number B/11194
Force Canadian Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 11 Field Battery, 12 Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
Military Honours and Awards 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, 1939-1945 War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, Medialle de Jubile D Day 50th Anniversary medal 1944-1994
Place of Burial/Commemoration RYES WAR CEMETERY, BAZENVILLE
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location II. D. 7.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF WALTER JAMES DOWDEN AND ELSIE VIOLET MAY DOWDEN, OF BRANTFORD, ONTARIO, CANADA.

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Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto.
Cross marker photograph: Michelle Dowden.
Individual photograph: Michelle Dowden.
Additional photographs provided by: Carl Shilleto.
Additional information provided by: Lorri Dowden, niece of Lance Sergeant WALTER ROY DOWDEN and Michelle Dowden.

 

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What other people have said

Canada

Michelle Dowden

I know all your siblings and I love to imagine what you would like xo You are in many of my thoughts and Iam forever grateful for your sacrifice and the freedom you created, Forever in my heart and one day we will meet! Love you always, your Great Niece xo

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015
London ON

Stacy Dowden

Remembering a fallen soldier, brother to my Poppo, my Great Uncle. Thank you for my today! xoxo

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Baden, Ontario, Canada

Jackie Bleecker

May you rest in eternal peace, dear young hero. You have fought the good fight. We thank you for fighting for our freedom and for paying the ultimate price. We will always be eternally grateful to you.

On Friday, July 25, 2014
London,Ontario Canada

Lorri Dowden

Remembering a fallen soldier & Uncle

On Friday, May 30, 2014