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William Henry ADAMS

Regimental number7191
Place of birthUnion Road, Auburn, New South Wales
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolMortdale Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDairyman
AddressRedfern, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 4"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Adams, 191 Regent Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Compulsory Training Scheme.
Enlistment date2 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 June 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death22 June 1918
Age at death22.8
Place of burialLa Kreule Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 6), Hazebrouck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
35
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Ellen ADAMS, 257 Cleveland Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 7444 Pte Albert John BIRD, 2nd Bn, killed in action, 22 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS William Henry

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