John Thomas ADAMS

Regimental number12/292
Date of birth20 July 1887
Place of birthAuckland
ReligionChurch of England
Address2 Green Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 10"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinG Adams, 2 Green Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
Enlistment date21 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 rankSergeant
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 15 September 1916
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialCaterpillar Valley Cemetery (Plot IV, Row H, Grave No 3), Longueval, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Kate Adams, 2 Green Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

War service: 2 years 26 days (of which 724 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22311728