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Kiro Luke Adam

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortedatum:
01/06/1893
Geboorteplaats:
Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Nieuw-Zeeland

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Tuinman

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Nieuw-Zeeland
Strijdmacht:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Service nummer:
16/1007
Dienstneming datum:
01/07/1915
Eenheden:
 —  New Zealand Maori (Pioneer) Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
07/10/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Spree Farm - Kansas Cross, Belgiƫ
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
24

Begraafplaats

New Irish Farm Cemetery
Plot: V
Rij: A
Graf: 7

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Extra informatie

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.

Bestanden 2

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Auckland War Memorial Museum
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph
Gebruikte bronnen
Chris McCarthy, Passchendaele : The Day-by-Day account, 2018, 113-117.
Gebruikte bronnen
CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/451902/adam,-kiro-luke/
Gebruikte bronnen
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
Gebruikte bronnen
The Long, Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
Gebruikte bronnen