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Full Name
Percy Lorenzo Adamson
Rank Last Held
  • Private
  • Trooper
Forename(s)
Percy Lorenzo
Surname
Adamson
War
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
  • 8629
  • 16253
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
13 March 1873
Place of Birth
Norfolk, England
Religion
Church of England
First Known Rank
  • Private
  • Trooper
Occupation before Enlistment
  • Farmer
  • Farmer
Next of Kin
  • John William Adamson, 9 Ellice Street, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mrs E. Adamson (wife), Cameron Road, Tauranga, New Zealand
Marital Status
  • Single
  • Married, 5 children
Enlistment Address
  • 9 Ellice Street, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Cameron Road, Tauranga, New Zealand
Physical Description
  • Height: 5 foot 7.5 inches
  • Eyes: Bluish grey
  • Weight: 144 pounds
  • Other: tattoo skull and crossbones right forearm
Enlistment Date
  • 10 April 1902
  • 5 April 1916
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
  • 10 Contingent, A Squadron
  • 16th Reinforcements NZ Mounted Rifles Brigade
Embarkation Date
  • 14 April 1902
  • 10 August 1916
Place of Embarkation
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
  • Drayton Grange
  • Moeraki
Destination
  • Durban, South Africa (17 May 1902)
  • Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
38
Page on Nominal Roll
3
Other Units
16th Company, Imperial Camel Corps (No. 2 New Zealand Company) from 21 September 1916
Campaigns
Egypt 1916, 1917
Military Awards
  • Queen's South Africa Medal (South Africa 1902 Clasp)
  • British War Medal (1914-1920)
  • Victory Medal
Wounds and Diseases
May 1917 seriously ill with scarlet fever
Discharge Date
  • 1902
  • 23 March 1918
Last Unit Served
  • 10th Contingent, 1st Regiment, New Zealand Mounted Rifles
  • Imperial Camel Corps, 16 (New Zealand) No 2 Company
Reason for Discharge
  • End of hostilities
  • Discharged on account of illness contracted on service
Place of Death
Auckland, New Zealand
Date of Death
23 April 1957
Age at Death
84
Year of Death
1957
Cemetery Name
Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
Grave Reference
Soldiers burial L Row 11, Plot 100
Biographical Notes
Husband of Elizabeth nee Hazelhurst, married 1908. Father of Elizabeth b1909, Stanley b1911, Hazel b1912, Percival b1915, Evelyn b1916
Postwar Occupation
General labourer
Additional Information
Moeraki then transhipped to "Mooltan" at Sydney for Suez.
Archives NZ source
Further References
New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War. URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introduction
Sources Used
Previous Military Experience
Opunake Mounted Rifles, Hawera (2 weeks)
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