Edward Elbert Downes – First Lieutenant, United States Army

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Born 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 Cemetery.


Edward Elbert Downes of Texas

  • Appointed from Texas, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 15 June 1896 to 25 Jan 1898;
  • Second Lieutenant, 1st U. S. Infantry,  9 July 1898
  • First Lieutenant, 2 March 1899
  • Killed 23 June 1901 in action at Salcedo, Philippine Islands

LIEUTENANT E. E. DOWNES KILLED

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.


DOWNES, EDWARD E

  • LT 1ST US INF
  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/23/1901
  • BURIED AT:   SITE 403
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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