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Full Name
Albert Joseph Downing
Rank Last Held
Sergeant
Forename(s)
Albert Joseph
Surname
Downing
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
10/2119
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Sergeant
Next of Kin
John Downing (father), Port Ahuriri, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Harding Road, Port Ahuriri, New Zealand
Military District
Wellington
Body on Embarkation
5th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Wellington Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date
13 June 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui
Destination
Suez, Egypt (24 July - 6 August 1915)
Nominal Roll Number
Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll
197
Last Unit Served
Wellington Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death
8 August 1915
Year of Death
1915
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
Memorial Reference
Panel 17
Biographical Notes
All Black 1913-14
Archives NZ source
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
  • Allblacks.com website All Blacks A to Z
  • Chester, R., McMillan, N. & Palenski, R. (2005). The encyclopedia of New Zealand rugby. Auckland, N.Z. : Hodder Moa. (4th ed.)
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