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Vivian James Adlam

Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece. - This image may be subject to copyright

Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in Auckland and later moved to the Hall of …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Vivian James AWMM
  • Surname
    Adlam AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Vivian James St George AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 47660 AWMM
    • WWI 2148 AWMM
    • WWII 2148 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 August 1892 AWMM WaimateCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM 37 Suffolk Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs Clara Mary Adlam (mother), Templeton, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs Doris Reta Adlam (wife), 37 Suffolk Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      London Gazette 11 February 1919, p2143, Rec No 2488 "Operations: British Front east of Bapaume 2nd September 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack on Mill Cross on the 2nd September 1918, Lance Corporal Adlam’s platoon Commander was killed, and he was the only NCO left. The platoon was ordered to move forward to fill a gap and consolidate. This was a particularly dangerous operation, requiring cool and courageous leadership, as the ground was open and swept by rifle and machine gun fire. He took charge of the platoon, led them on to their objective, and consolidated, personally going round and seeing that touch was kept with platoons on his flanks. His coolness and courage were a great example to his men." McDonald, p. 2 AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Africa Star AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

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
    • 26 April 1941 AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • 26 February 1919 AWMMMedical, WWI AWMM
      Influenza AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of George Adlam and of Clara Mary Adlam (nee Smoothy); husband of Doris Reta Adlam, of Linwood, Canterbury, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    26 April 1941 AWMM
    Age 47 AWMM
    GreeceEurope 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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  • Memorial name
    • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
    • Templeton RSA, Cenotaph, Templeton, Christchurch Public - Brendan - 15 April 2023 - Templeton RSA, Cenotaph

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