Albert Edward ADAMS

Regimental number12/682
Date of birth1 November 1889
Place of birthAuckland
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Adams, Ponsonby, Auckland
Enlistment date14 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAuckland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Final unit1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 23 December 1918
Discharge date27 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Briton', 23 December 1918; discharged (termination of period of engagement), 27 February 1919.

War service: 4 years 198 days (of which 4 years 106 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No 800501 Army
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 24095671

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