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Full Name
William Henry Adair
Rank Last Held
Second Lieutenant
Forename(s)
William Henry
Surname
Adair
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
516657
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment
Farmer
Next of Kin
Mrs Barbara M. Adair (wife), Manutuke, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
PO Box 26, Manutuke, New Zealand
Military District
Gisborne
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Armoured Brigade
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 12
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 3
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
19 Armoured Regiment
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
8 March 1944
Age at Death
29
Year of Death
1944
Cemetery Name
Florence War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
VIII. A. 11.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Son of William Henry Adair and of Barbara Adair (nee Holmes), of Gisborne, Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Barbara M. Adair, of Gisborne.
Description of Image
Headstone, Florence War Cemetery (photograph Gabrielle Fortune 2008).
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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