|Place of birth||Back Creek, Tasmania|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Back Creek, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Jane Adams, Back Creek, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth)|
|Place of enlistment||Hobart, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||40th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/57/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||40th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Edward and Mary Jane ADAMS. Plaque in Launceston Garden of Remembrance.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Hobart, 1 July 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 22 August 1916.
Admitted to Devonport Military Hospital, 22 August 1916 (sick: slight); no further details recorded.
Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.
Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 December 1916 (mumps); transferred to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 6 December 1916; to 4th Stationary Hospital, Arques, 29 December 1916; discharged to unit, 2 January 1917.
Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 2 April 1917 (rheumatism); transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 4 April 1917; to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 23 April 1917; to Ambulance Train No 6, 27 April 1917, and admitted to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne; rejoined Bn, in the field, 4 January 1917.
Marched in to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 18 June 1917, and transferred to England.
Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, 20 June 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HMNZT 'Pakeha', 27 August 1917 (shell shock and rheumatism); disembarked Melbourne, for onward travel by steamer to Hobart; discharged (medically unfit), Hobart, 28 March 1918.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||55|
|Place of burial||Carr Villa Cemetery, Launceston, Tasmania|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ADAMS James Benton Peregine|