William Henry ADAMS

Regimental number12/677
Date of birth5 January 1893
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania, Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight165 lbs
Next of kinFather, Colin Adams, 37 Symonds Street, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in Hamilton Cadets; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date13 August 1914
Place of enlistmentWhangarei
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
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsChunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial (Panel 9), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Colin and Jane Adams, 31 High Street, Auckland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (bullet wound, left elbow); transferred to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 15 May 1915; to Convalescent Depot, Moustapha, 26 May 1915.

Embarked for Dardanelles to rejoin unit, 6 June 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 10 June 1915.

Killed in action, 8 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22269369