|Place of birth||Nungarin, Western Australia|
|Place of birth||Perth, Western Australia|
|School||Private tuition at his home.|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Northam, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Jane Adams, Northam, Western Australia|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Belgium|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||35|
|Age at death from cemetery records||35|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 17), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents; Charles Frederick and Jane Swain ADAMS, Nungarin, Western Australia|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 2 September 1915.
Admitted to hospital, Heliopolis, 11 October 1915.
Taken on strength, 10th Bn, Mudros, 25 November 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 3 April 1916.
Admitted to casualty clearing station (Sciatica), France, 6 March 1917; admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 11 March 1917; embarked Havre for treatment in England, 16 March 1917; admitted to Voluntary Aid Hospital (Myalgia, severe), Exeter, 17 March 1917; discharged to furlough, 10 April 1917; marched in from furlough, 1st Command Depot, Perham Downs, 5 May 1917.
Embarked Southampton to rejoin unit in the field, 22 May 1917; marched in, 1st Australian Divisional Depot, Havre, 23 May 1917; marched out to rejoin unit in the field, 13 June 1917; rejoined unit, France, 15 June 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 8 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ADAMS Charles|