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Hugh John Adams

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KARORI LAWN

GRAVE

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hugh John AWMM
  • Surname
    Adams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 November 1874 AWMM LytteltonChristchurch AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 9 April 1987 AWMM Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    1 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Permanent Staff AWMM
    • Blenheim Rifles 5 years, resigned March 1897 AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Post WW2 9 April 1897 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 foot 1 inch AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      184 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Ada Charlotte McKenzie marriage registered 1900; father of May, Cyril, Hina

    Listed as 2nd Reserves, Artilleryman, Wellington in WW1

    Served for 31 years and 343 days. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1955 AWMM
    Age 81 AWMM
  • Date of death
    10/08/1955 Public - Christopher Patrick - Direct descendant - 31 August 2020 - GREAT GRANDFATHER
  • Age at death
    81 Public - Christopher Patrick - Direct descendant - 31 August 2020 - GRAVE STONE
  • Place of death
    WELLINGTON NZL Public - Christopher Patrick - Direct descendant - 31 August 2020 - NA
  • Cause of death
    NA Public - Christopher Patrick - Direct descendant - 31 August 2020 - NA
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    KARORI LAWN Public - Christopher Patrick - Direct descendant - 31 August 2020 - WCC WEB SITE
  • Grave reference
    45 H 39627 Public - Christopher Patrick - Direct descendant - 31 August 2020 - WCC WEB SITE
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
31 August 2020Christopher PatrickWellingtonDirect descendant

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