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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: HMNZT 24
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: Military personnel file
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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