DELLOW, Albert Rakaia
(Service number 68519)

Aliases Enlisted as Albert Dellow; death registered as Albert Rakaia Dellow
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Date 14 April 1874 Place of Birth At sea

Enlistment Information

Date 12 September 1917 Age 43 years 5 months
Address at Enlistment Hughes Street, Waimate
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mr Jess DELLOW (brother), Parsons Road, Waimate
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 feet 4 inches. Weight 122 lbs. Chest measurement 32½-36 inches. Complexion medium. Eyes blue. Hair dark. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Illnesses - typhoid fever 14 years ago, in bed 13 weeks, off work 6 months; he has sprianed his ankle on 2 occasions; no objective signs. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated (left). Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits. Class A.

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Date 27 March 1944 Age 69 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 3, Plot 81NS
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Albert Dellow was born on 14 April 1874 at sea, the second son of Henry and Sarah Ann (née Fowler) Dellow, who had migrated from England on the 'Rakaia' and settled in Waimate. Albert was drawn in the ballot. Noel Dellow, a nephew of Albert and son of jhis brother Jesse, was killed at El Alamein in 1942.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5922 0033183) [21 March 2017]; Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, burial record (Christchurch City Council) [21 March 2017]; Timaru Herald, 9 September 1907, 6 July 1910, 7 October 1914, 29 May 1915, 4 September 1917, 10 October 1917, 29 October 1919, 26 March 1920, Waimate Daily Advertiser, 1 June 1908, 14 September 1908, 31 May 1909, 30 July 1913, 7 March 1916, 27 May 1916, 21 August 1916, Oamaru Mail, 1 June 1914, Press, 14 August 1916, 17 November 1922, 29 March 1944 (Papers Past) [21 March 2017]

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