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John Peter ADAM

Regimental number102
Place of birthAttestation Form states: 'Does not know'
AddressWangerrip, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 9"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinWilliam Adam, Wangerrip
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 January 1915
Place of enlistmentColac, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Discharge date29 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 6216 Pte James ADAM, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 April 1919; 5977 Pte Joseph George ADAM, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 December 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked, 'Ulysses', 8 May 1915; proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.

Wounded in action, 5 November 1915; rejoined 22nd Bn, 14 November 1915.

Disembarked, Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation). Embarked Alexandria, 19 March 1916, to join the British Expeditionary Force; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 6th Machine Gun Company, 7 September 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 29 April 1917.

Posted to Machine Gun Depot, United Kingdom, 12 July 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 1 March 1918; rejoined 6th Machine Gun Company, 8 March 1918.

Promoted Sergeant, 1 January 1918; proceeded to United Kingdom for return to Australia, 2 January 1919.

Awarded Military Medal, 24 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HT 'Kashmir', 3 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 30 April 1919; discharged, 29 June 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAM John Peter

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