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Full Name: Victor Emiel Adolph
Rank Last Held: Second Lieutenant
Forename(s): Victor Emiel
Surname: Adolph
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 13/225
Gender: Male
Place of Birth: Waihou, Waikato, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Corporal
Next of Kin: W.C.E. Adolph, Farmer, Kaipara Flats, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Kaipara Flats, New Zealand
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Auckland Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Auckland, New Zealand
Vessel: Star of India or Waimana
Destination: Suez,Egypt (3 December 1914)
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 5
Military Awards: Military Cross (MC)
Award Circumstances: MC. London Gazette, 3 June 1918, p6490: "For distinguished service in connection with military operations in Egypt."
Last Unit Served: Imperial Camel Corps
Place of Death: Palestine
Date of Death: 31 March 1918
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
Grave Reference: C 116
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes: Son of W.G.E. and S.J. Adolph, of Kaipara Flats, North Auckland. Born at Waihou, Auckland.
Description of Image: Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories G.J. Adams - Ahearn
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: McDonald, W. (2001). page 8.
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • McDonald, W. (2001). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. Napier, N.Z.: Helen McDonald.
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