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Alfred John Downes

  • Service number
    WWII 18122 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • RNZAF Public - John Murray - Child - 2 May 2020 - Family history, logbook etc
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred John AWMM
  • Surname
    Downes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 18122 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 January 1918 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    16/1/1918 Public - John Murray - Child - 2 May 2020 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Kaikoura, New Zealand Public - John Murray - Child - 2 May 2020 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM C/o P.O. Box 20, Waikari AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1942 AWMM P.O. Box 20, Waikari AWMM
    • Post WW2, "Fairview", P.O. Box 20 Waikari Public - John Murray - Child - 2 May 2020 - Family papers
  • Post war occupation
    Agricultural Contractor, Farmer, Manufacturing Woodworker Public - John Murray - Child - 2 May 2020 - Family papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mrs. R. Downes, 36 Young St., Spreydon, Christchurch (m) AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. R. Downes, 36 Young St., Spreydon, Christchurch (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • RNZAF Public - John Murray - Child - 2 May 2020 - Family history, logbook etc
  • Service number
    WWII 18122 AWMM
  • Military service
    Fiji, New Caledonia, Wireless School Calgary, Public - John Murray - Child - 2 May 2020 - Family history, letters, RCAF logbook
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    Pilot Officer 1944, Flying Officer 1945' Flight Lieutenant 1954 Public - John Murray - Child - 2 May 2020 - Logbook, appointment letters, family letters, family history

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Died 21 June 1987. Buried Waikari cemetery.
    Public - John Murray - 2 May 2020
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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.62 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.113 AWMM

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02 May 2020John MurrayLeithfield. NZChild

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