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Douglas Bernard Matthew ADAMS

Regimental number1857
Date of birth1896
Place of birthAlberton near Port Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolPort Adelaide Public School and Prince Alfred College, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk civil servant
AddressHargrave Street, Largs Bay, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, H Adams, Hargrave Street, Largs Bay, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date10 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 December 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 1 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'An upright, sterling character.'
FateDied of wounds 7 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death7 July 1915
Age at death18.9
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialBeach Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave 1), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
58
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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