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Vivian Douglas ADAMS

Regimental number283
Place of birthThargomindah, Queensland
SchoolCaboolture State School, NC Line, Queensland
Other trainingEvening classes at Technical College
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCordelia Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9.5"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Adams, Cordelia Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the First Cadets, 9th Moreton Regiment of Militia, Queensland; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date4 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name25th Battalion B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 November 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death31 October 1915
Age at death20.4
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialEmbarkation Pier Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 2), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Yourne and jane ADAMS, Albert Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Quensland. Native of Thargomindah, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 611 Pte William Henry ADAMS, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 29 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Killed in action by a bomb, 31 October 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS Vivian Douglas

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