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4 February 2015


This is a map of the Battle of Le Cateau 26 August 1914 at which Mollie Panter-Downes’s father Edward was killed. It was the day after her eighth birthday, but he had been away in Africa (as acting colonel to the Gold Coast regiment) for the previous three years so Mollie hardly knew him. Or her mother – she had accompanied her husband and Mollie had been left with friends in Sussex. Her mother Marie Kathleen Cowley was of Irish descent too, Does anyone know if there are  any members of the Panter-Downes family in Ireland today? More on Edward here. And lots more research to be done by someone.

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