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William Henry Adams

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Adams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/677 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 January 1893 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra HobartTasmania Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Hikurangi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Colin Adams (father), 37 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/677 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      165 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Colin and Jane Adams, of 31, High St., Auckland.

    Wounded in action and evacuated off Gallipoli to Alexandria, Egypt. Rteurned to Gallipoli and killed in action in a charge at the Pinnacle during the August Offensive.

    Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (bullet wound, left elbow); transferred to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 15 May 1915; to Convalescent Depot, Moustapha, 26 May 1915.
    Embarked for Dardanelles to rejoin unit, 6 June 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 10 June 1915.
    Killed in action, 8 August 1915.
    Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

    Parents: Colin and Jane Adams, 31 High Street, Auckland AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Hikurangi Primary School War Memorial, 4 Swan Ave, Hikurangi 0114 AWMM

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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
    • Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
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