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Athol Gladwyn ADAMS

Regimental number619
Date of birth17 May 1894
Place of birthSouth Yarra, Victoria
SchoolChurch of England Grammar School, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Huddart Parker, Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Adah Emilie Sherwood, Oriental Hotel, Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as 1st Lieut in Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 5th Battalion
Promotion date: 3 February 1915


Unit: Camel Corps
Promotion date: 25 April 1915

Unit: Australian Flying Corps

FateDied as a result of accident 19 February 1917
Place of death or woundingEgypt
Age at death22.9
Place of burialHadra War Memorial Cemetery (B. 9.), Alexandria, Egypt
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Appointed Sergeant, 30 August 1914; 2nd Lt, 3 February 1915; Lt, 25 April 1915.

Transferred to Camel Corps, 26 January 1916. Struck off strength of Camel Corps and attached to No 1 Squadron, AFC, as Flying Officer (Observer), 25 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name entered on Embarkation Roll as Gladwin.

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