Thomas Henry ADAMS

Regimental number3358
Place of birthWidness, Lancashire, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHummock's Hill, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 7.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Adams, 108 Sussex Street, Lower Broughton, Manchester, England
Previous military servicePreviously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth.
Enlistment date4 December 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Discharge date30 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 10 February 1917; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 27 March 1916; discharged from ship's hospital, 30 March 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 2 May 1917, and marched into 13th Training Bn, Codford.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 August 1917.

Found guilty, 17 August 1917, of being absent wihtout leave from 9.30 pm, 16 August, until apprehended at 9.55 pm, 16 August 1917: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay.

Wounded in action, 14 October 1917 (gun shot wound, head); admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 16 October 1917; transferred same day to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, and thence to 38th Stationary Hospital, Calais; to 7th Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 19 October 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 25 February 1918.

Marched in to 7th Stationary Hospital on escort duty, 26 February 1918; marched out to Base Depot, 27 February 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 29 February 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 11 August 1918 (gas shell wound), and admitted to 10th Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 25th Casualty Clearing Station; to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, Le Treport, 13 August 1918; to Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 20 August 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 19 September 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 30 September 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 16 October 1918.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 November 1918 (influenza); transferred same day to 41st Stationary Hospital; to Ambulance train No 19, 9 November 1918, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 10 November 1918. Transferred to England, 13 november 1918, and admitted to Red Cross Hospital, Taplow, 14 november 1918. Transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 4 December 1918; discharged on furlough, 7 December 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 21 December 1918.

Found guilty, 22 December 1918, of, in London, being absent without leave from 10 am, 21 December, to 4 pm, 21 December 1918: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Exeter', 15 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 25 February 1919; discharged, 30 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medal stamps marked 'Returned 3.3.24'.
Date of death19 December 1939
Age at death56
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS Thomas Henry