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Robert Archibald Adair

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel A - Adams G.A. (photo J Halpin 2010) (CC-BY John Halpin)

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel A - Adams G.A. (photo J Halpin 2010 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Archibald AWMM
  • Surname
    Adair AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 222 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 1893 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 24 February 2024 -
  • Place of birth
    Australia Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 24 February 2024 -
  • Birth notes
    Son of Mr & Mrs J R ADAIR Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 24 February 2024 -
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.R.Adair (mother), Ormond Road, Whataupoko, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 222 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 24 August 1914 AWMM Plumber AWMM
  • 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
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of a result of wounds received in action AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    27 May 1915 AWMM
    AlexandriaLower Egypt AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM L 134 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    The sad News was received to-day by Mrs. R. Adair, of Ormond road, Whataupoko, of the death of her son, Private R. A. (Archie), Adair, from wounds received at the Dardanelles. As mentioned in a recent issue, Private Adair was a member of the 1st Australian Infantry, and his death is announced by the following telegram from the Hon. Jas. Allen, Minister for Defence — Deeply regret to inform you that I have received the following reply from the Minister of Defence, Melbourne, to my cable of inquiry with respect to your son -- Reported 222 Private R. A. Adair, First Australian Infantry, died of wounds May 2nd.' Please accept my sincerest sympathy with you in your loss." Private Adair will be remembered by many local friends for his skillful arid promising performances in the boxing ring, he. being, the winner of several local championships. He was a member of "C". Company Territorials, and was employed by Mr Alf. Wade as a plumber for about six years, and he left Gisborne about eighteen months ago for Australian He was working at Sidney, and joined the First Australian Infantry. News was first received of his having been wounded, and about a week ago his mother was advised that he was dangerously ill. He was 22 years of age, and in her loss in the Empire's great, cause Mis Adair (who is a widow) will have much sympathy. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 24 February 2024 - DEATH OF PRIVATE R.A. ADAIR. - POVERTY BAY HERALD, VOLUME XLII, ISSUE 13705, 8 JUNE 1915, PAGE 3
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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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24 February 2024Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher

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