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Albert Downes

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New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. Cultural Permissions may apply.

New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckl …

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military record
  • Forenames
    Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Downes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Al-bert Dowries AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 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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  • Birth
    5 January 1887 Public Source
  • 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
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Matawai, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Henry Downes, sen. (father), Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/508 AWMM
  • Military service
    Nov 1914 - Sept 1915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military 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
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Station hand for W G Armstrong of Matawai 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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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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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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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  • Death
    9 September 1915 AWMM
    MaltaMediterranean Sea AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta AWMM B. IX. 6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
    • Kohukohu Town Hall, 25 Beach Road, Kohukohu, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Thank you for your sacrifice to preserve freedom for us. Always remembered. Arohanui from your Moko Niece. Moe mai ra e Koro Albert.
    Public - Danelle - Other relative - 23 April 2021
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 197 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
23 April 2021DanelleAucklandOther relative
21 January 2018GeoffreyTilbury, EnglandResearcher
27 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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