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Thomas Adamson

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Thomas Adamson wearing his NZ Cross and NZ Medal

Thomas Adamson NZC

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Identity

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    Thomas AWMM
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    Adamson AWMM
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    Tom AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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    9 September 1845 AWMM AWMM
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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    Unknown AWMM
    Age 16 AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Portrait in Stowers (1998) p. 172 AWMM

Death

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    29 December 1913 AWMM
    WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (2010). The New Zealand Medal to colonials : detailed medal rolls of officers and men in colonial units who received the New Zealand Medal for service in the New Zealand Wars 1845-1872. Hamilton, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • Volunteers: the Journal of the New Zealand Military Historical Society AWMM
      Tom Adamson, New Zealand Cross winner. (1986, May). The Volunteers, 12(4), 130-36 AWMM
    • RSA review: the official journal of the N.Z. Returned Services' Association AWMM
      Moorhead, M. (1979, May). They bred the Adamsons tough. Review, 8-9. AWMM

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22 January 2018ColinDundee, UKOther relative
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