ADAMS, William Arthur
(Service number 58114)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 26 November 1892 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Brookland, Waimate
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin E. J. ADAMS (father), Brookland, Waimate
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 34th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 13 November 1917
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 21 January 1969 Age 76 years
Place of Death Oamaru (late of Deep Creek, Waimate)
Memorial or Cemetery Oamaru Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block 511, Plot 88
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Arthur Adams was the son of Edward James Sherriff and Annie Elizabeth (née Smith) Adams. His brother Thomas Edward Adams also served in World War I, and another brother - Allan John Barclay Adams, a constable at Westport - was called up.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Dtabase [03 January 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [03 January 2019]; Death notice in Timaru Herald

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