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David Downer



  • Title
  • Forenames
    David AWMM
  • Surname
    Downer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Richard Downer AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Rangiriri (20 November 1863) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • David Downer was the son of David Downer and Jane (nee Merwood).

    1851 census HO107 1660 Alverstoke, Hants F459 P28 Portsmouth Royal Marine Barracks, Horton. David Downer Private U 28 Labourer Newport, IoW

    1861 census RG 4438 Royal Navy Vessels at Sea F31 P21 HMS "Harrier"

    David Downer 39y 1m Private R M Godshill, Hampshire

    Listed as killed, nature of injury not known, in the Nominal Return of Killed and Wounded at Rangiriri, 20 November, 1863 (AJHR 1863) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    20 November 1863 AWMM
    Age 41 AWMM
    RangiririWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, England AWMM
    • St Mary's Church, Portsmouth, England AWMM

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  • External links
    NZHistoric Places Trust. The Waikato War website
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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