Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Rarotonga, Cook Islands, New Zealand

Informations générales


Informations service militaire

New Zealand
Force armée:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
 —  New Zealand Maori (Pioneer) Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Spree Farm, Langemark, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


New Irish Farm Cemetery
Parcelle: V
Rangée: A
Tombe: 7

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu du décès (approximatif)

Mon histoire

Private Kiro Luke Adam was part of the New Zealand Pioneer Battalion under direct command of divisional headquarters. The New Zealand Division took part in the Battle of Broodseinde on 4 October 1917. After terrain had been won, the New Zealand Pioneer Battalion was tasked with consolidating these gains by constructing navigable roads to the new front and repairing damaged roads. This task was difficult because the rain turned the landscape into a quagmire in the first days after the battle. The roads were also targets for German artillery fire, as destroying these could cripple the supply lines. Private Kiro Luke Adam was killed on 7 October 1917. He was most likely killed by shell fire while working on the road between Spree Farm and Kansas Cross. He was first buried at C.18.d.9.5. right of the road (South East of Sint-Juliaan). Today his grave is located at New Irish Farm Cemetery. This Cemetery was constructed by concentrating other cemeteries in the region. Private Kiro Luke Adam is the only Cook Islander buried in Belgium.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum
Sources utilisées
Chris McCarthy, Passchendaele : The Day-by-Day account, 2018, 113-117.
Sources utilisées
Sources utilisées
James Cowan, The Maoris in the Great War : a history of the New Zealand native contingent and pioneer battalion : Gallipoli 1915, France and Flanders 1916-1918, 1926, 124-125
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The Long, Long Trail
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