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John Benjamin Adlam



  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Benjamin AWMM
  • Surname
    Adlam AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Ben AWMM
    • J. B. Adlam AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 475871 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 April 1944 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    20 March 2019 AWMM Separated/WWII AWMM
    Brian Meyer - Last Post Email AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    16 March 2019 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Age 74 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Koro Ben was a humble man, he didn’t want to be remembered as a hero. He was just a man doing his job. He was excellent at that job and he trained men to parachute from planes. You couldn’t get better than he. Koro Ben spoke softly of his time during the war, and he was pained by his actions. Many of the soldiers were. Regrets that he spoke of later in life. He was bright, intelligent, strong and humble. I will always tell your story Koro Ben. I was carry the tales you shared with me for the rest of my days.

    Moe Mai rā e te uri o Waikato taniwha rau, kia au tō moe e te hoia o te pakanga.

    Nohokainga maua ko pepi.
    Public - Nohokainga - Friend - 7 March 2021



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07 March 2021Nohokainga Wainuiomata, New Zealand Friend

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