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Full Name: Adam John Hoffman
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Adam John
Surname: Hoffman
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8361
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Teamster
Next of Kin: Mrs Agnes Ellen Hoffman (mother), 113 Deveron Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: P.O. Box 2, Waimahaka, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20th (Canterbury-Otago) Battalion
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 83
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 25 May 1941
Age at Death: 28
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference: 2. A. 19.
Biographical Notes: Adam Hoffman was the son of Adam Hoffman and of Agnes Ellen Hoffman (nee Ramsay), of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait from The Weekly News; 6 August 1941
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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