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William Pitt ADAMS

Regimental number1060
Date of birth23 October 1886
Place of birthBournemouth England
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mr Medley, Somerville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinG Adams, Maslmsbury Park Road, Bournemouth, England
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF6
Promotion date: 9 May 1915


Unit: INF6
Promotion date: 13 December 1915


Unit: INF6
Promotion date: 20 October 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Fine powers of organisation and administration as Company Commander during period Feburary-September 1917.
Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

Military Cross

Assisted greatly in re-organising Companies under fire. Also able leadership of own Company and fine example to men. (East of Ypres 20 September 1917).
Recommendation date: 27 September 1917

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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