James Adams

Date of death
2 June 1918 {Age 26}
Place of death
New Zealand

World War 1

WW1 Serial No
WW1 Rank
WW1 address
Hokianga, New Zealand
WW1 next of kin
Riperi Adams, Whangape, New Zealand
WW1 embarkation body
1st Maori Contingent
WW1 embarkation unit
A Company
WW1 last unit
New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion

The following information was provided by researcher Brian Jordan, based on service records and other sources.

Date of birth: 25 December 1891
Father: Riperi Adams
Mother: Raiha Adams (nee Hetariki)

On enlistment:
Martial status: single
Occupation: mill hand for R Hawkins

War service information:
Service commenced: 21 October 1914
Reinforcements: 1st
Embarked: 14 February 1915 on the Warrimoo
Disembarked: 26 March 1915 at Suez
Served at Gallipoli and on the Western Front
Departed for New Zealand: from Avonmouth on 14 July 1917 onboard the Marama
Returned to New Zealand: 7 October 1917
Discharged: 8 October 1917
James was evacuated from France in May due to being unwell. He was diagnosed with tuberculosis and returned to NZ. He never recovered and died the following winter from a combination of influenza and TB. He is buried at St Gabriel's Churchyard, Pawarenga.

1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

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