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Alan Cecil ADAMS

Regimental number6606
Place of birthCooma, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o C F Robinson, Pound Hill, Casino, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Fanny Elizabeth Adams, c/o C F Robinson, Pound Hill, Casino, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name8th Field Ambulance, Section A
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
From Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish the embarkation details of individual officers and men: 6 officers and 156 others embarked on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' from Melbourne on 10 November 1915; 1 officer and 50 others embarked on HMAT A58 'Kabringa' from Melbourne on 8 November 1915; 1 officer and 16 others embarked on HMAT A2 'Geelong' from Adelaide on 12 November 1915; 1 officer and 4 others embarked on HMAT A13 'Katuna' from Adelaide on 9 November 1915; and
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919

Military Medal

'On 14th and 15th May 1917 near Noreuil between A.C.S. and A..D.S., this Driver displayed conspicuous courage and coolness whilst driving his ambulance wagon. He was constantly under heavy shell fire, especially during the night, and his wagon was struck by shell fragments. By his skilful driving and marked coolness he greatly helped his Wagon Orderly to get the patients away with all speed and care under most trying circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 March 1967
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales

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