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Regimental number4977
Place of birthHawera, New Zealand
SchoolHawera (Catholic) School, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Adams, 'Hawera', Wilson Street, Taranaki, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed in the Territorial Force, New Zealand.
Enlistment date28 December 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 December 1916
Place of enlistmentTamworth, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateDied of disease 11 March 1919
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialTidworth Military Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 80), Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Maud ADAMS, 302 Manchester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS John

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