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Percy Morland Acton-Adams

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  • Service number
    7/297 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Inter War Lieutenant Colonel/Military AWMM
    1 New Zealand Mounted Rifle Brigade AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percy Morland AWMM
  • Surname
    Acton-Adams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7/297 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    13 July 1878 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Nelson, Tasman, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Sheep farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Regular soldier/Civilian AWMM
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Clarence Reserve, Kaikoura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Miles Acton-Adams (son), Kaikoura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7/297 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Served with NZ Volunteers AWMM
    • Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      DSO: London Gazette, 4 June 1917. Citation: "For distinguished service in the field [in Palestine]." AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal with oak leaf AWMM
    • Volunteer Officer's Decoration (VD) AWMM
    • Colonial Auxiliary Forces Decoration AWMM
    • Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal AWMM
    • New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal AWMM
    • New Zealand Territorial Service Medal AWMM
    • Order of the Nile, 4th Class (Egypt) AWMM
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      London Gazette 04/06/1917 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 16 October 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 4 or HMNZT 11 AWMM
    Vessel was Tahiti or Athenic AWMM
    Major/Military AWMM
    Canterbury Mounted Rifles AWMM
    Main Body AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Inter War 9 September 1919 AWMM
    Lieutenant Colonel/Military AWMM
    1 New Zealand Mounted Rifle Brigade AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Rejoined NZ Volunteers after WWI ended.

    Officer Commanding (OC) of Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry and 1 NZ Mounted Rifle Brigade, 1924.

    Registered Justice of the Peace. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    49 AWMM
  • Date of death
    23 November 1927 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Polaschek, A. (1983). The Complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal. Christchurch, N.Z.: Medals Research. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 3 AWMM
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM