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Arthur Thomas ADAMSON

Regimental number5307
Place of birthAuburn, Victoria
Address53 Henry Street, Auburn, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 2.75"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence May Adamson, 46 Lilydale Road, Auburn, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months in Hawthorn Rifle Club; previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth.
Enlistment date4 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Date of death3 May 1917
Age at death26
Place of burialCanadian Cemetery No 2 (Plot XX, Row B, Grave No 29), Neuville St Vaast, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France from 6th Training Bn, 16 November 1916; taken on strength, 22nd Bn, in the field, 4 December 1916.

Reported Wounded and missing in Action, 3 May 1917.

Now, 11 August 1917, reported Killed in Action, 3 May 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Originally listed as 'No known grave', and name recorded on the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France. Remains discovered in an isolated grave in 1955, and reburied in Canadian Cemetery No 2.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMSON Arthur Thomas

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