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James ADAM

Date of birth1889
Place of birthKurting, Victoria
Place of birthInglewood, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressEast Pingelly, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 11"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Adam, 'Waanyarra', East Pingelly, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name44th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 August 1918
Date of death26 August 1918
Place of burialSuzanne Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Margaret Ellen ADAM, 'Waanyarra', East Pingelly, Western Australia. Native of Kurting, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3017 Pte Robert ADAM, 44th Bn, killed in action, 4 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Promoted Lieutenant, 1 October 1916, in 44th Bn. Seconded to 11th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 3 May 1916. Wounded 8 August 1918; returned to duty, 10 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAM James

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