Death of Mr. Frederick James Downing

20 June 1949 Cootamundra Herald 

The death occurred suddenly, at Tumut, of Mr. Frederick James Downing, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Downing, aged 71.

He, went to, Victoria after his schooling at Tumut, and joined, the 8th Light Horse on the outbreak of the 1914-18 war.

He was at the landing on Gallipoli, where he suffered leg wounds.

Afterwards he was in   hospital for months in Eng land, and it was thought his leg might have to be amputated. 

He was in hospital in Melbourne for some time on his return, and then was able to get about with the aid of crutches and returned to Tumut.

Finally, he regained complete use of the leg.   

There are a brother, Matthew (Tumut) and three sisters, Margaret (Mrs. J. Emery, Tumut), Lillian (Mrs. Welsh, Orange), and Miss Mary Downing (Tumut).