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Full Name
Albert Downes
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Albert
Surname
Downes
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
16/508
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Next of Kin
Henry Downes, sen. (father), Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Matawai, Gisborne, New Zealand
Military District
Wellington
Body on Embarkation
1st Maori Contingent
Embarkation Unit
B Company
Embarkation Date
14 February 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Warrimoo
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
197
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Maori Contingent
Place of Death
Malta
Date of Death
9 September 1915
Year of Death
1915
Cause of Death
Died of disease
Cemetery Name
Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference
B. IX. 6.
Memorial Name
Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
Albert Downes was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Downes, of Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu (photo J.H.A. Skipper of Kohukohu c1928)
  • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu sited at sports field (photo J. Halpin c 1998)
  • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu (supplied by G.A. Fortune in 2008.)
  • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga Roll of Honour 1914-1918 (supplied by G.A. Fortune in 2008.)
Archives NZ source
NZETC
Further References
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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