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Frank Forrester Adamson

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank Forrester AWMM
  • Surname
    Adamson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1390A AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.A. Adamson (mother), Orepuki, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1390A AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Science Teacher/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
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  • 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
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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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  • 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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Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
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  • Obituary
    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
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • 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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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
    • 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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