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Full Name: Hugh Adair
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): Hugh
Surname: Adair
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 11/959
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Trooper
Next of Kin: Henry Adair (brother), care of William Adair, Nigir Senblian, Malay States
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Makauri, Gisborne, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Wellington Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 14 February 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Destination: Suez,Egypt (26 March 1915)
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 3
Campaigns: Gallipoli
Military Awards:
  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal (1914-1920)
  • Victory Medal
Wounds and Diseases: Evacuated ill from Gallipoli to Malta, where he died of enteric fever
Last Unit Served: Wellington Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Malta ex Gallipoli
Date of Death: 3 October 1915
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Enteric fever
Cemetery Name: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: B. XVII. 3.
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes: Son of Hugh and Mary Adair, of Spring Hill, Bangor, County Down, Ireland.
Description of Image: Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel A - Adams
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z., David Bateman.
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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