Lt Robert Theodore Manners Downie

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Reference WMO268003

Address:

The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst

Camberley

GU15 4NR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Lieutenant Robert Theodore Manners Downie, 3/5th Highland Light Infantry. Son of Robert Manners Downie and Elizabeth Henderson Allan Downie, of Cornbrook, Knutsford. Educated at the Glasgow Academy and attended a special course at Manchester University. He became a Director at R.M. Downie & Co., a shipper, in Manchester. In 1910 he went to India where he was engaged in business for five years. Whilst in India he joined the Bombay Light Horse. He returned to England hoping to serve his country in the war, but was rejected on medical grounds. He finally was given a commisssion as a Second Lieutenent in the 5th Highland Light Infantry on 4 Jun 1915 (London Gazette 24 Jul 1915) and promoted late in 1915 to Lieutenent. Whilst attending a course at Leeds he fell ill and died 3 days later in 2nd Northern Military Hospital of cerebro-spinal meningitis aged 25 years. He is buried in grave C of E 2089 of Tabley Hill Cemetery, Knutsford, Cheshire East Unitary Authority, Cheshire. Also commemorated on the memorial cross in Mobberley Rd, Knutsford, Cheshire; on a memorial plaque at the Knutsford & District Memorial Hospital (now held in the British Red Cross Headquarters, Knutsford); on a memorial plaque at the Glasgow Academy, Colebrook Street, Glasgow; on a memorial plaque on the the John Owen’s Building, Manchester University.
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The lamp above is a light of remembrance of Robert Theodore Manners Downie, Lieut 3/5th Highland Light Infantry. Died in 2nd Northern Military Hospital, Leeds 24th Jan 1916 aged 25 years.

Robert Theodore Manners Downie

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