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Anthony Hubert Dowden Lewis

Portrait of Anthony Hubert Dowden Lewis wearing his medals. Image kindly provided by Anthony Lewis (October 2022).

Portrait of Anthony Hubert Dowden Lewis wearing his medals. Image kindly provided by Anthony Lewis ( …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Anthony Hubert Dowden AWMM
  • Surname
    Lewis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tony AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 416725 AWMM
    • WWII NZ416725 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Recurrent Malaria AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Rank of Sergeant in Cadets at New Plymouth Boys High School until 1937. Sole MTS&O (Machine tool Setter and Operator) in Number 4 Fighter Maintenance Unit is Pacific Islands. In Bouganville in charge of a machine shop serving NZ Fighter Wing and Bomber Squadron. Transferred to Reserves 30 Oct 1945 - 18 Feb 1960.

    After war was a DSIR Engineer. Organiser and founding secretary of the Institute of NZ Motor Industries (INZMI renamed iame Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers) in Hawkes Bay (1953). Life member. Teaching engineering and motor mechanics at Hamilton Technical College and Napier, then Head of Technical Department at Te Puke High School 1955-1980. Registered Engineering Associate. Designer of the first large solar heated swimming pool in the world, 1956. Relief Teacher in Rotorua 1980.Tony's father Hubert Lionel Lewis served in the army during WW1.

    Tony was very active in Rotary Club and was a past president.

    Tony and Ruth Lewis had three children:

    Valerie Leigh Manson (nee Lewis) (Pharmacist)

    Anthony Evan Dowden Lewis PhD, MD (Medical doctor in Tennessee, USA)

    Martin Leslie Lewis (Computer Consultant)

    Flight Lieutenant RNZAF Service No 416725 MTS&O Fighter Wing Pacific #1 & 2 Servicing Units. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1 September 2014 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Te Puke Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    The New Zealand Herald on Sep. 6, 2014. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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