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Thomas Alexander ADAMS

Regimental number10946
Place of birthGladstone, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressLottah, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, W. Adams, Lottah, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date9 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Taken on strength of 2nd Australian Divisional Ammunition Column, Zeitoun, 14 February 1916.

Taken on strength of 6th Field Artillery Bde, 10 March 1916, and posted to 21st Battery.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 March 1916.

Transferred to 22nd Field Artillery Bde, 13 May 1916.

Admitted to No 7 Australian Field Ambulance, 29 June 1916 (abscess on hip); transferred to 2nd Australian Rest Station, 30 June 1916; to No 8 Casualty Clearing Station, 2 July 1916; to No 1 Ambulance Train, 3 July 1916; to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, 3 July 1916 (abscess on buttocks); to England, 4 July 1916; to No 3 Northern General Hospital, 4 July 1916; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, 26 July 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 August 1916.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 24 October 1916; discharged, 15 January 1917: total period of treatment for venereal disease: 45 days'; Assistant Adjutant General, Australian Imperial Force Administrative Headquarters rules that soldier should not forfeit pay.

Tried by District Court Martial, 26 July 1917, on charge of allowing a person committed to his charge to escape; found guilty: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and total forfeiture of 30 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 August 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 9 August 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 12 August 1917; taken on strength of 2nd Australian Divisional Ammunition Column, 13 August 1917.

Transferred to 5th Field Artillery Bde, 30 September 1917, and taken on strength of 15th Battery the same day.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 16 October 1917; admitted to No 3 Field Ambulance, 16 October 1917 (gassed); transferred to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station, 16 October 1917; to No 12 Ambulance Train, 17 October 1917; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Boulogne, 17 October 1917; to England, 19 October 1917; to Kitchener's Military Hospital, Brighton, 19 October 1917 (gassed, severe); to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 November 1917; discharged to furlough, 21 November 1917; marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 5 December 1917.

Classified B1A1, 6 December 1917.

Classified B1A2, 13 December 1917.

Classified B1A4, 5 January 1918.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 16 January 1918.

Admitted to Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 24 January 1918 (influenza); discharged, 1 February 1918; marched out to No 1 Command Depot, 2 February 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Bde, 6 March 1918.

Marched into Reserve Bde Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 19 March 1919.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 March 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 28 March 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 30 March 1918; taken on strength of 2nd Australian Divisional Ammunition Column, 2 April 1918.

Transferred to 5th Field Artillery Bde, 4 July 1918.

Admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 4 July 1918 (influenza); transferred No 61 Casualty Clearing Station, 4 July 1918; to No 35 Ambulance Train, 7 July 1918; to No 12 (United States) General Hospital, 8 July 1918; to No 72 General Hospital, Trouville, 14 July 1918; to Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 22 July 1918; discharged, 1 August 1918, and marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, the same day.

Proceeded to unit, 14 August 1918; taken on strength of 2nd Australian Divisional Ammunition Column, 20 August 1918.

Transferred to 5th Field Artillery Bde, 22 August 1918, and taken on strength of 15th Battery the same day.

On leave to England, 13 February 1919; rejoined unit, 5 March 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 30 March 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Codford, 5 April 1919.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 19 May 1919 (urethral catarrh); discharged, 4 July 1919, and marched into No 2 Group, Codford, the same day.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 18 July 1919; disembarked Hobart, 10 September 1919; discharged Hobart (medically unfit, gassed), 9 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death26 January 1939
Age at death45
Place of burialFootscray Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS Thomas Alexander

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