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Robert ADAM

Regimental number3017
Date of birth1893
Place of birthKurting via Inglewood, Victoria
SchoolCentral Mologa and Pyramid Hill State Schools, Victoria
OccupationFarm hand
AddressEast Pingelly, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Adam, 'Waanyarra', East Pingelly, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 September 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
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 RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Date of death4 July 1918
Age at death24.11
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux (Plot III, Row S, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Margaret ADAM, 'Waanyarra', Pingelly East, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lieutenant James ADAM, 44th Battalion, Killed in Action, 26 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 29 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917; marched into AIF Details, Fovant, 28 March 1917.

Marched into 11th Training Bn, 18 April 1917.

Admitted to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 5 June 1917 (mumps); marched into 11th Training Bn, 26 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 August 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 21 August 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 29 August 1917; taken on strength of 44th Bn, in the field, 1 September 1917.

Admitted to No 10 Australian Field Ambulance, 25 February 1918 (influenza); transferred to Divisional Rest Station (No 11 Australian Field Ambulance), 27 February 1918 (laryngitis); discharged, 5 March 1918; rejoined unit, 6 March 1918.

On leave to England, 19 March 1918; rejoined unit, 8 April 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

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

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