|Place of birth
|Wayville, South Australia
|North Croydon, South Australia
|Age at embarkation
|Next of kin
|Mother, Mrs E J Adcock, William Street, North Croydon, South Australia
|Place of enlistment
|Adelaide, South Australia
|Rank on enlistment
|10th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
|AWM Embarkation Roll number
|Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll
|Unit from Nominal Roll
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)
'Valuable services and devotion to duty while on patrol work. (Polygon Wood 19-22 September 1917).
|Returned to Australia
'During the operations at POLYGON WOOD, east of YPRES on 19/22nd September, 1917, Cpl. ADCOCK rendered valuable services. He volunteered for a special patrol which went out 600 yards in front of our line and remained there throughout the night of 20/21st instant under heavy artillery fire. He sent back reports of enemy movement to the Artillery and by this means several attempted concentrations of the enemy were frustrated. He was wounded early in the evening but carried on and his devotion to duty set a splendid example to his men and was the means of greatly protecting our front line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 66
|Brother: 1615 Pte Albert Percival ADCOCK, 50th Bn, killed in action, 2 April 1917.
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal