George James ADAMS

Regimental number12/1136
Date of birth13 August 1879
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address33 Sussex Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 7"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs R A Wrigley, 33 Sussex Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Garrison Artillery, Australia; time expired.
Enlistment date20 October 1914
Place of enlistmentTrentham
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 rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateDied of wounds 27 August 1915
Place of burialChatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery (Row J, Grave No. 33), Alexandria, Egypt
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, and admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Gallipoli, 5 May 1915 (shrapnel wound, right leg); transferred by Hospital Ship to Egypt, and admitted to No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 10 May 1915 (shrapnel wound, right thigh); transferred to Lady Godley Convalescent Home, Alexandria, 12 June 1915; discharged to duty, 19 July 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to rejoin unit, 21 July 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 28 July 1915.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 19 August 1915(gun shot wound, left arm and shoulder); admitted to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, 24 July 1915.

Died of wounds received in action and enteric, 27 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 22311700