(Service number 50502)

First Rank Gunner Last Rank Driver


Date 9 September 1891 Place of Birth East Chatton

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Moa Flat
Occupation Teamster
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Margaret Templeton CRUICKSHANK (mother), Te Weka Street, Maori Hill, Timaru
Religion Brethren
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, New Zealand Field Artillery
Date 13 August 1917
Transport Mokoia
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Field Artillery

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

Council employee


Date 1 July 1958 Age 66 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 504, Plot 12
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Adam George Cruickshank was the second son of William and Maggie Templeton (née Bain) Cruickshank. Embarking at Tilbury on 12 March 1919 for the return home, he reached Lyttelton, New Zealand by the “Corinthic” in April 1919, one of 1142 soldiers aboard. Adam married Nora O'Connor in 1929. His older brother, William Henry Cruickshank enlisted for World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 November 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 November 2019]; Geraldine Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [15 November 2019]; Timaru Herald, 12 April 1919 (Papers Past) [26 November 2013]

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