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William James ADAMS

Regimental number1285
Place of birthDevizes, Wiltshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
Address13 York Street, Prahran, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 9"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M H Adams, 13 York Street, Prahran, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 6 years in the Royal Navy.
Enlistment date6 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 19 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death19 May 1915
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialBeach Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 6), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents Thomas and Mary Briderwell ADAMS. W.J. Adams' wife died in Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, 10 June 1920.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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