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Alexander ADAM

Regimental number51871
Date of birth12 September 1899
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolThomson St Public School, Glasgow, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationShoeing smith
AddressKent Town, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 9"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, T W Adam, 23 Grenfell Street, Kent Town, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Senior Cadets; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date23 January 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 February 1918
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameSouth Australian Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 1 May 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Discharge date6 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother:330 Corporal George Burgess ADAM, 27th Bn, killed in action, 5 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 1 May 1918; transshipped to HMS 'Teutonic', New York, USA, 14 June 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 2 July 1918.

Allotted to 50th Bn, and marched out to 12th Training Bn, Codford, 4 July 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 September 1918; taken on strength, 50th Bn, in the field, 27 September 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 5 April 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 17 April 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 10 May 1919.

Found guilty, No 4 Group, Hurdcott, 12 June 1919, of being absent without leave, midnight, 9 June, to 1300, 11 June 1919: forfeited 2 days' pay; total forfeiture: 4 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Exeter', 12 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 22 August 1919; discharged, 6 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 September 1990
Age at death91

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