Her enquiry was prompted by her coming across the name Frank Downs on the Glasgow and South Western Railway WW1 memorial at Ayr train station.
What intrigued Jane was the fact that her grandfather’s name was Frank Downs, and he was a railwayman.
Jane had established that her grandfather had been born in Johnstone. I managed to find a map and photograph of the station area around the period in question and subsequently discovered that the “Station Cottage” appears in the photograph. (see red arrow)
Jane was delighted with the find and agreed to write a story about her search. Her story you can find in our WW1 Articles section or follow the link below. Thanks Jane.