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Herbert Gerald ADAMS

Regimental number5044
Place of birthBusselton, Western Australia
SchoolState School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressYallingup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Mr H Adams, Yallingup, Western Australia
Enlistment date4 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularI was informed that he was a Capital shot taking first in pistol shooting. (Father)
FateDied of wounds 27 September 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Date of death27 September 1917
Age at death21.7
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNorwich Cemetery (Row 54, Grave No. 699), Norfolk
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Arthur and Frances Ellen ADAMS, Yallingup, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsHe had 12 cousins killed and 1 died of illness.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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