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World War 2 - Memorial

This page is dedicated to the memory of a single Old Boy who gave his life in World War II. The information given is as accurate as I can make it. If there are any anomalies in the information given, please let me know at

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George Neville Downing

Date of Birth 3rd. Qtr. 1922 Place of Birth West Derby, Liverpool
Date of Death 4th. July 1943 Age at Death 21
Father John Downing Mother Jennie Downing (Edwardson)
Parents Married Date 3rd. Qtr. 1921 Parents Married Place Birkenhead
Started BI Summer 1935 (Atkin) Left BI
Regiment Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit 196 Sqdn. (RAF Leconfield)
Service Number 1027411 Rank Sergeant
Joined Regiment Circumstance of Death Crashed Averbock, Belgium
Command Bomber Aircraft Mark X
Aircraft Type Wellington Aircraft Serial HE980
Cemetery Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium Grave Location Coll. Grave 6. D.1-20
Commemorated Memorial Location

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