New Zealand WW1 Victory Medal to 42451 L/Sjt. J Adam N.Z.E.F - 3rd Batt OIR, Wounded 05/01/1918
A full size, single WW1 Victory medal to 42451 Lance Sergeant Jon Adam of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
John was a storeman in Dunedin. I can't give all details as his file has been incorrectly copied, so I am missing a full scan of his front sheet. He lists his next of kin, a friend, in Graham St, Dunedin. He was born in Perthshire, Scotland.
He started his service on the 3rd of Jan 1917 as part of D Coy, 24th Infantry Reinforcements. But on the 3rd of Feb 1917, he was sent on "detail" at Trentham Camp. When he returned he joined D Coy, 23rd Infantry Reinforcements on the 20th of Feb 1917.
John departed NZ on the 14th of March 1917 for the UK.
He marched into Sling Camp on the 21st of May 1917 and joined the 4th Reserve Battalion of the Otago Infantry Regiment. He then embarked for France on the 21st of June 1917.
He joined the 3rd Battalion of the Otago Regiment in the Field in France on the 9th of July 1917.
John was appointed Lance Corporal on the 10th of Oct 1917.
He was appointed Corporal on the 7th of Nov 1917.
He was appointed Lance Sergeant soon after.
On the 5th of Jan 1918, John reported wounded to No.3 Field Ambulance, with a gunshot wound to the lower abdomen.
He was evacuated out and admitted to No. 55 General Hospital on the 10th of Jan 1918.
He embarked for England on the 20th of Jan 1918.
Admitted to Endell St Military Hospital London 21st of Jan 1918.
Transferred to NZ General Hospital Brokenhurst 23rd of Feb 1918.
Transferred to NZ General Hospital Hornchuch 6th of March 1918.
Discharged from Hospital and on leave from the 13th of April 1918.
March into Sling Camp 30th of May 1918.
Attached for a Course of Instruction at the School of Musketry at Hayling island in 1918 on the 27th of July 1918.
Classed as "2nd" in the above course on the 16th of Aug 1918.
Returned from Course on the 10th of Aug 1918.
Embarked for New Zealand on the 24th of Dec 1918.
John was discharged from the NZ Army, in NZ on the 26th of Feb 1919, due to the termination of the War.
Image of him has been taken from the Otago Witness, Issue 3337, 27th of Feb 1918 Page 32.
John was also entitle to a British War Medal to go with this Victory medal. I do not know the where-a-bouts of the other item. His Victory is in good condition, with a length of ribbon attached.
His WW1 service file can be viewed on-line here: