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Robert John ADAMS

Regimental number2986
Place of birthDonaghadee, Co Down, Ireland
OccupationBoundary rider
Addressc/o Mrs. McQuire, Barry Street, Armidale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Sarah Hamilton, Garrowdale, Co Down, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Discharge date2 December 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3591 Pte Francis Charles ADAMS, 53rd Bn, effective abroad; 703 Corporal James Alexander ADAMS, 1st Light Trench Mortar Battery, returned to Australia, 14 December 1918; 2,139,079 Pte William J ADAMS, 1st No. 11 Volunteers, British Columbia Regiment (b. Pyrmont, New South Wales, 8 March 1886; enlisted in Canada; served in France).
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Embarked Sydney, 23 November 1916; Marched in to Moascar, Egypt, 2 January 1917; taken on strength of 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, 27 January 1917; detached to Camp Headquarters, 18 February 1917; to be Corporal, without pay, whilst employed on staff at the Australian Training Depot, Moascar, 12 May 1918; reverted to Trooper and marched out to Rest Camp, 12 May 1918; admitted to Rest Camp, Port Said, 12 May 1918; discharged from Rest Camp and marched in to Training Depot Headquarters, Moascar, 22 May 1918; marched out to rejoin unit, 29 May 1918; transferred to 6th Light Horse Regiment, 12 June 1918; taken on strength of 6th Light Horse Regiment, 18 June 1918.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, 14 July 1918; transferred to Ambulance Station, 19 July 1918 (debility); discharged from Station, 30 July 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 1 August 1918.

Admitted to Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 1 October 1918 (bronchitis); transferred to ANZAC Hospital, Jericho, 2 October 1918; to 34th Stationary Hospital, Jerusalem, 4 October 1918; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 11 October 1918; discharged from hospital, 12 October 1918.

Marched in to Moascar, 12 October 1918; marched in to Training Depot Headquarters, 17 October 1918; marched in to details, 15 March 1919; marched in to Training Depot Headquarters, 22 March 1919; marched out to 'D.H.' Camp, 19 June 1919; granted pre-embarkation leave from 1 September to 15 September 1919.

Found guilty, 16 September 1919, of being absent without leave from 10:00 am, 15 September to 10:00 am, 16 September 1919: awarded admonishment by Commanding Officer and forfeited 1 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Denison', from Devonport, 25 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 17 November 1919; discharged, 2 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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