Thomas Charles AWMM
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WWI 11589 AWMM
15 March 1880 AWMM AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
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
POW liberation details
POW serial number
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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Thomas Charles Adams
- 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. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
30: 8 AWMM
- The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
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