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William ADAMS

Regimental number152
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
Address8 Railway Place, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6"
Weight171 lbs
Next of kinMiss L Adams, 8 Railway Place, Footscray, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot 1. Row A, Grave No. 17), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
115
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter James BURKHILL and Louisa Mary ADAMS (formerly BURKHILL). Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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