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Donald Arthur Adams

Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, WW2, Panel names Adams, D.A. - Carr, W.L. (digital photo John Halpin, 2011) - CC BY John Halpin.

Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, WW2, Panel names Adams, D.A. - Carr, W.L. (digital photo John …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Adams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ41859 AWMM
    • WWII 41859 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    11 September 1918 Public - Paul - Researcher - 7 November 2020 - Volume III, For Your Tomorrow by Errol Martyn, p.57.
  • Place of birth
    Auckland, New Zealand Public - Paul - Researcher - 7 November 2020 - Volume III, For Your Tomorrow by Errol Martyn, p.57.
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs F.M. Adams, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ41859 AWMM
    • WWII 41859 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Donald Adams was the son of Cecil Walter Adams and of Florence Mary Adams (nee Jordan), of Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Attended Auckland Grammar School AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    EgyptNorth Africa 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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Hamilton War Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East 3216 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/1535710
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1943. portrait AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM

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07 November 2020PaulWest AucklandResearcher
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