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Thomas Charles Adams

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NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Adams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 11589 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 March 1880 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 12 January 1916 AWMM Redcliffe Road, Belfast, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Isabella Adams (mother), Redcliff Road, Belfast, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Somme AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11589 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 12 January 1916 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    Wool sorter/Civilian 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Thomas Adams was the son of Thomas and Isabella Adams of Belfast, Canterbury.

    26 July boarded the 'Ivernia' at Alexandria bound for France where he joined the 2 Battalion, Canterbury Regiment, which was preparing for fighting on the Somme.

    "Thomas Adams survived the Somme battle but was injured on 2 January 1917 whilst on the Lys, near Armentieres. He was wounded the day after the 2 Canterbury Battalion returned to the line, receiving gunshot wounds to his left thigh. It was necessary for his left leg to be amputated." (Church, p.140)

    He was admitted to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 1 February, his injuries proved to be fatal. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 February 1917 AWMM
    Age 36 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 A. 1. 4. AWMM
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  • Obituary
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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