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Cedric Gilbert Adams

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Portrait of C. G. Adams. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1916, v.4, n.2. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of C. G. Adams. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1916, v.4, n.2. Image has no known copyr …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cedric Gilbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Adams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/180 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 May 1892 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    New Zealand Public - Gina - Researcher - 10 July 2019 - Birth Death Marriages
  • Birth notes
    Parents, James and Emma Adams, buried with Cedric's brother Harry at Birkenhead Cemetery, Glenfield Public - Gina - Researcher - 10 July 2019 - Birth Death Marriages. My mapping/research of Northshore cemeteries. Online Auckland Council cemetery records
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 13 August 1914 AWMM Princess Street, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • J.A. Adams, Princess Street, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • siblings were Haslett Erne Adams, Harry Archdall Adams, Annie Elizabeth Hilda Adams, George Evelyn Adams, Arthur Raymond Garland Adams, Jessie May Adams Public - Gina - Researcher - 10 July 2019 - Birth Death Marriages
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/180 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
    MiD. London Gazette 4 January 1917, p261, Rec No 462: "At High Wood on the 15th September. During the attack the enemy heavily shelled Switch Trench and area back to Tea Trench. In spite of the very heavy fire this officer ran telephone wires to his F.O.O. and continued observations under intense fire until he was seriously wounded." AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 13 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
    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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      September 1916 injured near Flers gunshot wounds to his right lung and spine AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Cedric Adams is the son of James Arthur (1848-1934) and Emma Frances, nee Garland (1852-1948)

    Attended Auckland Grammar School.

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland).

    "During Cedric Adams' two years of military service he distinguished himself in a manner that warranted exceptional promotion. After his training in Egypt Cedric Adams embarked for the Dardanelles where he was promoted to Sergeant on 26 July and designated as Battery Sergeant Major in late August. In September he was granted the temporary rank of 2 Lieutenant. On 5 October Cedric was taken on strength of the 3 Battery, and promoted to 2 Lieutenant."(Church, p.46)

    Photographs and a poppy were placed by family in the Sanctuary, Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories 2008 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 4, Grave 5 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1916. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Northcote War Memorial, Corner Lake and Onewa Roads, Northcote, Auckland AWMM
    • All Saints Church, 284 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby Auckland 1011 AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • Though we have never met, you are never forgotten Cedric. I did manage to visit your eternal resting place when I visited Britain 2006. May you rest in peace.
    Public - Carolyn - Other Relative - 16 September 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Church, C. (2002). New Zealand graves at Brockenhurst : 93 New Zealand soldiers remembered from World War One. Hampshire, England: Author. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 3 AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2001). Honours and awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. Napier, N.Z.: Helen McDonald. AWMM
      p. 7. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      1916, Third term. p.12 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1916. AWMM
    • A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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16 September 2015Carolyn Waitahanui, Taupo, New ZealandOther Relative

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