Edward Elbert Downes
First Lieutenant, United States Army
at Crockett, Texas, June 20, 1875 he was killed in action while leading
a detachment of Company H, 1st United States Infantry near Saludd, Samar,
Philippine Islands, on June 23, 1901.
He is buried in Section 1 of Arlington National
WASHINGTON, July 1, 1901- General MacArthur
cables to the War Department that First Lieutenant Edward E. Downes, Company
H, First Infantry, was killed in Southern Samar. Downes was appointed
to West Point from Texas in 1896, but in 1898 entered the service as a
Second Lieuenant without graduating from the Military Academy.
Updated: 18 November 2000 Updated: 19 January 2002 Updated: 10 September 2005