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David James ADAMS

Regimental number5892
Place of birthBundaberg Queensland
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Adams, Murgon, Queensland
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 16 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the attack on the Beaurevoir Line, east of Peronne, on 3 October, 1918, he volunteered to go with Sergeant Cox, and together they rushed an enemy post containing three machine guns and about 50 enemy. He carried his Lewis gun, and during the advance used it from the hip, firing so accurately that the enemy fire was kept down. Together, these two non-commissioned officers captured the entire post and killed ten of the enemy. He showed fine courage and did splendid work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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