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James Benton Peregine ADAMS

Regimental number103
Place of birthBack Creek, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBack Creek, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 10"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Adams, Back Creek, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Mary Jane ADAMS. Plaque in Launceston Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date28 March 1918
Other details

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 Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death18 December 1940
Age at death55
Place of burialCarr Villa Cemetery, Launceston, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS James Benton Peregine

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