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Reece Adams

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Reece AWMM
  • Surname
    Adams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7944 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Tiroroa via Westport, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs G. Adams (mother), 24 Dublin Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7944 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Joseph Adams and of Grace Adams (nee Stewart), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    30 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 14. A. 11. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • Had the honour of visiting Uncle Reece,s grave in Suda Bay Crete on ANZAC Day this year but had been there in 2019 also on the exact date of him being killed 78 years previous. To see where he is at rest along with many of his comrades was a very emotional moment in my life, so proud to be his nephew and carry his name as do my son, my grandson and nephew. RIP Uncle you along with your mates did us all proud.
    Public - Gavin Reece - Direct descendant - 29 October 2023
  • Reece/Keith Adams served in the same 27 MG company as my grandfather on Crete (4 Coy). My grandfather is 7405 CPL L.T. Fisher. Please contact me to exchange details and photographs about these two men. I'm doing research on 27 MG Bn. Lest we forget.
    Public - Ross - Researcher - 26 August 2021
  • Rest in peace Uncle KEITH Adams.You were a very brave soldier.
    Public - Coleen and Kenneth - Direct descendant - 29 April 2017



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 5 AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


Command item
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
29 October 2023Gavin ReeceGold Coast AustraliaDirect descendant
12 April 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
26 August 2021RossWellingtonResearcher
27 May 2019Coleen and KennethMasterton Wairarapa NZDirect descendant

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