ADAMS, James McNeill
(Service number 57448)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 6 July 1891 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waimate
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married.
Next of Kin Mrs Mildred E. ADAMS (wife), Rhodes Street, Waimate
Religion Presbyterian
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 29th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
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 10 May 1947 Age 55 years
Place of Death Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin
Memorial Reference Block SF14, Plot 11
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James McNeill Adams was the son of Isaac and Ellen Adams, of Waimate. He married Mildred Elizabeth Oates in 1917. James is named on Mildred's headstone in the Waimate Cemetery, with an incorrect date of death. His headstone in Andersons bay Cemetery has an error in service number. James was drawn in the 7th Ballot which included a big list of Waimate names.


Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 May 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [12 May 2019]; Andersons Bay Cemetery headstone image (Dunedin City Council) [13 May 2019]; Waimate Daily Advertiser, 9 May 1917 (Papers Past) [29 April 2018]

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