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Albert Downes

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  • Service number
    16/508 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military record
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    New Zealand Maori Contingent AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
    • Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military record
  • Forenames
    Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Downes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    16/508 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    5 January 1887 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Downes, of Kohukohu, Hokianga Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • Station hand for W G Armstrong of Matawai Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Matawai, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Henry Downes, sen. (father), Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 Feb 1915 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Egyptian Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military record
  • Force
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    16/508 AWMM
  • Military service
    Nov 1914 - Sept 1915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal
    Plaque & Scroll # 503498 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
      Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • 30 Nov 1914 at Avondale Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    • 27yr 11mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 14 Feb 1915-26 March 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 20 AWMM
    Vessel was Warrimoo AWMM
    Private AWMM
    B Company AWMM
    1st Maori Contingent AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    New Zealand Maori Contingent AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Albert Downes was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Downes, of Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    9 September 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of Disease AWMM
  • Place of death
    Malta, Mediterranean Sea, Europe AWMM
  • Death notes
    Malta AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta AWMM
  • Grave reference
    B. IX. 6. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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