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George ADAMS

Regimental number4745
Place of birthAramac, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSelector
AddressPembroke, Jericho, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Adams, Pembroke, Jericho, Queensland
Enlistment date1 September 1916
Place of enlistmentEmerald, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'During the operations near ETRICOURT on the night 30th September-1st October 1918, this signaller displayed great gallantry and untiring devotion to duty. In company with another signaller he carried out to task of laying a telephone wire linking up his Battalion with Brigade Headquarters. This was done under considerable shell fire and was rendered more difficult by the darkness and heavy rain. There was another Battalion in between and throughout the night he effected repairs on both flanks of his Battalion. During the whole time the enemy fire continued but he never hesitated and cheerfully and efficiently made the repairs. It was undoubtedly due to his untiring energy and devotion to duty that communication was maintained throughout a very trying and critical period.'
Recommendation date: 15 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations near ETRICOURT on the night 30th September/1st October Signaller ADAMS displayed much gallantry, resource and devotion to duty. In company with another Signaller he carried out the task of laying a telephone wire linking up his Battalion with Brigade Headquarters. This was done under considerable shell fire and was rendered the more difficult, by the darkness and heavy rain. There was another Battalion in between and throughout the night the two Signallers effected repairs on both flanks of this Battalion. During practically the whole time the enemy fire continued but they never hesitated and cheerfully and efficiently made the necessary repairs. By his untiring efforts the Battalion was kept in communication with the Brigade and flank Battalions, at a time when it was of the utmost value. He also carried out the duty of repairing the Company lines, setting the finest example to the other Signallers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Discharge date30 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 7 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 11 April 1917, and marched in to 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott,

Marched in to 14th Training Bn, Codford, 5 november 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 November 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 29 November 1917.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1918 (gunshot wound, forehead); admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 August 1918; transferred to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, 10 August 1918, and transferred same day to 4th General Hospital, Etaples; to 6th Convalescent Depot, 16 August 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 20 August 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 26 August 1918.

On leave to Paris, 3 October 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 14 October 1918.

Detached to Divisional Signal School, 24 October 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 20 November 1918.

On leave to England, 5 January 1919; rejoined Bn from leave, 27 January 1919.

Marched out for return to Australia, 5 May 1919; embarked for England, 12 May 1919; marched in to No 5 Group, Weymouth, 13 May 1919.

Found guilty, Weymouth, 11 June 1919, of being absent without leave midnight, 3 June, to 2000, 10 June 1919: awarded forfeiture of 10 days' pay; total forfeiture: 18 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 August 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 30 September 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 February 1971
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS George

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