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John Adam Sommerville

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Portrait of Major John Adam Sommverville, Auckland Weekly News, 13 September 1917. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19170913-36-6. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Major John Adam Sommverville, Auckland Weekly News, 13 September 1917. Auckland Librarie …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Adam AWMM
  • Surname
    Sommerville AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 11/601 AWMM
    • South African 5162 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 January 1882 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Mataroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs Clara E. Sommerville (wife), Mataroa, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Mrs Clara Sommerville (wife), Mataroa, Rangitikei County, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM
    • Pre 6 May 1916 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • His father was named Joe Reginald Sommerville. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 March 1939 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 58 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

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Military personnel file
    http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7819878
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 680 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      31: 1 AWMM
    • Williams, E. G. (1917-1918). [Williams Album 4]. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-213. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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