DOWNES, Hugh Charles
(Service number 82219)

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Date 22 June 1891 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date 19 May 1917 Age
Address at Enlistment Temuka
Occupation Saddler & shearer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs H. DOWNES (mother), Alexander Street, Temuka
Religion Roman Catholic
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 16 November 1966 Age 75 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 10, Plot 98
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Hughes Charles Downes was the son of Thomas Chadwick and Mary (née Brosnahan) Downes, and a brother of Henry Battersny Downes.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [05 March 2017]; Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch burial record (Christchurch City Council) [05 March 2017]; Ruru Lawn Cemetery , Christchurch, headstone transcription

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