Frank Forrester AWMM
Also known as
WWI 8/1390A AWMM
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Unknown AWMM Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
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Mrs J.A. Adamson (mother), Orepuki, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
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Son of James A. Adamson and Edith Mary Adamson, of Invercargill.
He had a BA and an MA from Otago University and taught science at Ashburton High School.
Private Adamson enlisted as a Sergeant on arrival in Egypt. He gave up his stripes so that he could get into action sooner.
Private Adamson was reported as Missing in Action 2-24 May 1915. He was killed in action on Dead Man's Ridge (Pope's Hill) in an attack on Baby 700.
Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial. AWMM
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Sergeant F. F. Adamson, reported missing since May 1, went away with the third reinforcements, Otago Infantry. On arrival in Egypt he gave up his stripes and joined the main body so that he could get into the fighting-line sooner. He was born at Pahia, Southland, 23 years ago, and took his B.A. and M.A. degrees about a year ago at the Otago University. He was a teacher of science in the Ashburton High School when he enrolled. Sergeant Adamson’s mother resides at Orepuki, Southland. (Auckland Weekly News, 24 June 1915, p. 21) AWMM
- Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
- Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
- Invercargill Cenotaph, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
- Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
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- 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
- Auckland Weekly News AWMM
Obituary: Auckland Weekly News, 24 June 1915, p. 21. 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. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
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