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Arthur ADAMS

Regimental number6767
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSpring Vale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Alfred Adams, Spring Vale, Victoria
Enlistment date22 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work at Herleville on 17 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 28 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'At HERLEVILLE, East of AMIENS, on the 17th August, 1918, this man, acting as first Bomber, showed great dash and courage when an enemy bombing party was encountered. After his Bayonet Man was wounded, he led his party in the face of heavy bombing and drove the enemy back, inflicting many casualties. When enemy counter attacked later, he again led the party and drove the enemy back inflicting further casualties. This man by his dash throughout the operation infused a splendid spirit into the men of his party and was largely instrumental in the success of the local operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: Pte 6767A James ADAMS, 23rd Bn, returned to Australia, 12 May 1918; 831 Pte Frederick James ADAMS, 13th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 25-26 March 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 May 1933
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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