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Percy Morland Acton-Adams

Portrait of Major Percy Morland Acton-Adams, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 5 / F2049 66. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percy Morland AWMM
  • Surname
    Acton-Adams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 7/297 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 July 1878 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Nelson Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 29 September 2018 - Military File
  • Birth notes
    Son of William Acton Blakeway Adams MP. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 29 September 2018 - Military File
  • Address before enlistment
    Clarence Reserve, Kaikoura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Miles Acton-Adams (son), Kaikoura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Sheep farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Rejoined NZ Volunteers after WWI ended.

    Officer Commanding (OC) of Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry and 1 NZ Mounted Rifle Brigade, 1924.

    Registered Justice of the Peace. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    23 November 1927 AWMM
    Age 49 AWMM
    KaikouraCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
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  • Obituary
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Polaschek, A. (1983). The Complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal. Christchurch, N.Z.: Medals Research. 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
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Powles, C.G. (Ed). (1928). History of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles 1914-19. Auckland, N.Z.: Whitcombe & Tombs. AWMM


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