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Alfred ADAMS

Regimental number3765
Place of birthDrummoyne, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressDrummoyne, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 11"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, Augustine Adams, Market Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadet Corps for 2 years 3 months; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date19 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 March 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3765A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918
Place of death or woundingRandwick Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales
Date of death14 June 1926
Age at death25.8
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Agustine and Florence ADAMS
Discharge date30 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 31 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 26 December 1917; marched in to 14th Training Bn, Codford, 27 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 April 1918; taken on strength, 1st Bn, in the field, 24 April 1918.

Wounded in action, 27 May 1918 (shrapnel wound, abrasions leg and left foot); admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 28 May 1918; to 4th Stationary Hospital, Arques, 2 June 1918 (balanitis: non venereal disease); discharged to duty, 15 June 1918; rejoined Bn, 16 June 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 18 September 1918 (shrapnel wound, left shoulder), and admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 19 September 1918; to England, 23 September 1918, and admitted to VAD Hospital, Cheltenham, 24 September 1918 (wound, slight); discharged on furlough, 7 November 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 22 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Mamari', 21 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 14 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 30 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 June 1926
Age at death25
Place of burialField of Mars Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS Alfred

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