James Adams

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

World War 1

Tau Rangatū
Wāhi noho
Hokianga, New Zealand
Whanaunga tino tata i te wā o te kuhunga
Riperi Adams, Whangape, New Zealand
Rōpū whakaeke
1st Maori Contingent
Ope whakaeke
A Company
Ope whakamutunga
New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion
Ngā tuhinga

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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