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William Thomas ADAMS

Regimental number684
Date of birth1 May 1894
Place of birthAlberton, South Australia
SchoolBroken Hill Central State School, New South Wales; Broken Hill and Adelaide Public Schools
ReligionChurch of England
Address58 Droop Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L. Adams, Honey Street, Woodville, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Cadets, Broken Hill, New South Wales.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentFootscray, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death20.11
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 27), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Date of death given as 25 April - 2 May 1915.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 702 Corporal Hugh ADAMS, 9th Light Horse, returned to Australia, 1 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Killed in action between 25 April and 2 May 1915.

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

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