ADAMS, William Robert
(Service number 24/27)

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Date 5 May 1890 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date (1) 28 May 1915; (13 November 1917 Age
Address at Enlistment (1) Hotel Federal, Christchurch; (2) Springfield
Occupation Schoolmaster
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs S. J. ADAMS (mother), Waimate
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Biographical Notes

William Robert Adams, born in 1890 at Waimate, was the youngest son of Samuel John Sherriff and Caroline (née Benbow) Adams. He married Minnie Stephenson Smith in 1922.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 June 2017]

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