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Full Name: Hugh Miles William Adams
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Hugh Miles William
Surname: Adams
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 19750
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: Mr R.G.W. Williams (father), Maxwell Road, Blenheim, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Rock Ferry, Langley Dale, Blenheim, New Zealand
Military District: Blenheim
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: New Zealand Infantry Brigade
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 5
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 5
Campaigns: Germany
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Austria
Date of Death: 8 November 1943
Age at Death: 35
Year of Death: 1943
Cause of Death: Died while Prisoner of War
Cemetery Name: Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria
Grave Reference: 6. A. 11.
Biographical Notes: Son of Russell G. W. Adams and of Marion Adams (nee Preslaw), of Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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