(Service number 42613)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||7 November 1888||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||Otautau|
|Occupation||Bank teller (for the Bank of NZ)|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Samuel John Adams (father), Merchant, Waimate, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Reinforcements J Company|
|Date||2 April 1917|
|Transport||HMNZT 80 Corinthic|
|Embarked From||Destination||Plymouth, Devon|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Campaigns||Western Euorpean 1917-1918|
|Service Medals||British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||15/06/1918||Reason||No longer physically fit for war service on account of wounds (gas poisoning) recieved in action|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Arthur was the son of Samuel John and Caroline Adams.
On 6 November 1917 Arthur was admitted to hospital with severe gas (mustard) poisoning. He was eventually embarked for New Zealand, no longer fit for service, on the Athenic on 1 April 1918.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (30 November 2015); Military personnel file, Archives New Zealand; Arthur Adams portrait (Waimate Museum & Archives Catalogue No. 2002-1026-08525) http://www.nzmuseums.co.nz/account/3188/object/554586
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Tony Rippin, South Canterbury Museum; Sue Hanham, Waimate Museum & Archives
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