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Ernest Alfred ADAMS

Regimental number1604
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSouth Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height6' 2.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, Ernest Alfred Adams, 1610 President Street, South Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 84th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date21 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 14 September 1917
Discharge date24 November 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Found guilty, Ismailia, 4 February 1916, of disobedience of orders in that he absented huimself from parade without leave: awarded 7 days' confined to camp.

Found guilty, 4 February 1916, of drunkenness: admonished.

Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916, and posted to 54th Battery, 14th Field Artillery Brigade.

Transferred to 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, Ferry Post, 3 May 1916; posted to Brigade Ammunition Column, 6 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 15 June 1916.

Found guilty, 10 August 1916, of absenting himself from 1.30 pm parade and hesitating to obey an order of an NCO: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 1.

Taken on strength, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, 7 September 1916.

Found guilty, 3 October 1916, of (1) being absent from parade; (2) disobedience of orders, in the field: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 1.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 February 1917 (albuminnia), and transferred to 5th Division Rest Station; to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 May 1917; to St John Ambulance, Etaples, 2 March 1917 (nephritis); to England, 13 March 1917 (acute nephritis), and admitted same day to Military Hospital, Clacton-on-Sea; transferred to Budworth Hall, Ongar, 24 March 1917; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 3 July 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 14 September 1917; discharged, Perth (medically unfit: nephritis), 24 November 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 September 1972
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS Ernest Alfred

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