Francis Harold ADAMS

Regimental number189
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinJohn Henry Adams, Sylvan Avenue, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed for 8 years in the New Zealand Military Forces; left the country.
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 S.S. Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1915
Discharge date20 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, lower extremities); admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Mena, Egypt (date not recorded); transferred to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 13 May 1915; to Base Details, Zeitoun, 18 June 1915.

Embarked for Gallipoli, 21 July 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Mustapha, Egypt, 29 July 1915 (venereal); transferred same day to Convalescent Depot; to Australian Base Depot Infantry, Cairo, 5 August 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', 31 August 1915 (venereal); arrived Melbourne, 25 September 1915.

Declared a deserter, 20 March 1916, and struck off strength; ineligible for medals.

Note: record is confusing: records discharge, Brisbane, 16 December 1915.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS Francis Harold