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Maurice Alwyn Adams

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
    Driver Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Maurice Alwyn AWMM
  • Surname
    Adams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill Adams Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 2/2350 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 January 1884 Military personnel file Ireland Military personnel file
  • Date of birth
    20 January 1884 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Ireland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    son of James & Frances Maud ADAMS of Kill, Co Kildare, Ireland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military record & Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Lily Adams (wife), 34 Adelaide Road, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Married AWMM
    • 1914 married Lily Williamson in Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Battle of Messines AWMM
    • Egyptian, Egyptian E F & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ FIELD ARTILLARY - 5 Howitzer Battery Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 2/2350 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1917 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military Record
  • 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
    Surfaceman for the Waiapu County Council Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military record
  • Age on enlistment
    31yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military record

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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • June 1917 News has been received of the death in action on May 28th of Maurice Alwyn Adams of the New Zealand Field Artillery, his wife Mrs Lily Adams, of Tokomaru Bay. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Poverty Bay Herald

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 May 1917 AWMM
    MessinesBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Dranoutre Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM I. J. 17. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Tokomaru Bay War Memorial
    Gisborne's War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • Researching Kildare Anzacs. Going to Flanders this November for information and to visit those graves that I can find of 'my' men and photograph them. So far from their adopted homes, they are not forgotten in Ireland either. I had an Anzac uncle, wounded out of Paschendaele but survived to live in Queensland till his 80's, marry and have a family. He was one of the lucky ones and has sparked my interest as an emigrant (pre war) as we have so many Irish going 'down under' these days, my own son included for 8 years before he came home. He did love NZ!
    Public - Jackie - Researcher - 31 October 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 4 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. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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