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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: HMNZT 20
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: Military personnel file
NZETC: New Zealand Electronic Text Collection topic page
Further References: Ministry for Culture and Heritage - Kohukohu First World War memorial
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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