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Ernest Alfred Walter ADAMS

Regimental number2552
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
AddressCathcart, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinSister, Mrs F Snelling, 41 Clifton Street, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2552A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 7 June 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He set a splendid example to his men during an intense enemy bombardment by assisting the wounded and clearing and rebuilding the damaged trenches. He did excellent work, particularly as a patrol leader, on many other occasions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Family/military connectionsNephew: 7436 Pte Herbert Walter ADAMS, 14th Bn, killed in action, 15 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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