Alfred John Downs was Beverley Golf Club captain in 1913. He was a younger brother of James Downs who was captain in 1911.
Alfred was born in Hull in 1868, some 12 years after James.In 1871, Alfred lived with his parents at No. 5 Pryme St, Hull. Information about his parents may be found in the article on his brother, James Downs. Alfred trained as an accountant and in the 1891 census he is described as an Articled Clerk.
In 1895 he married Elizabeth Crawford Horn and by 1911 they are living at Baynard House in Princess Crescent, Hull. He is now a Chartered Accountant and they have several children.
Alfred was active in the Territorial Army and on his retirement from the TA around 1910 he had reached the rank of Major in the 2nd East Riding Garrison Artillery. He then became an Honorary Colonel. Until 1912 he was a partner in Hodgson, Harris and Co. a firm of Chartered Accountants in Hull. I think he then carried on in his own account.
He died in April 1955. The probate record says he was of 8 Parliament Street, Hull but died at 9 Headlands Drive, Hessle.