(Service number 62743)
|First Rank||Last Rank|
|Date||27 June 1895||Place of Birth||Temuka|
|Address at Enlistment||Temuka, Canterbury|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs T. C. DOWNES (mother), Temuka, Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||15 April 1958||Age||62 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch|
|Memorial Reference||Block 22, Plot 137|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Henry Battersby Downes, born on 21 June 1895 at Temuka, was the son of Thomas Chadwick and Mary (née Brosnahan) Downes. In April 1914 at the Temuka Magistrate's Court, Henry Battersby Downes was noted as taking a prominent part in the anti-militarist business. He had done no cadet training since 2 June 1913.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [05 March 2017]; Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch burial record (Christchurch City Council) [05 March 2017]; Temuka Leader, 2 April 1914 (Papers Past) [04 March 2017]
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