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John Colin ADAMS

Regimental number2625
Date of birth28 June 1890
Place of birthFarina, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressFarina, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.10
Height5' 7"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinCharles Adams, Mount Barker, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 May 1916
Place of enlistmentAlbany, Western Australia
Unit name48th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT Port Melbourne on 30 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 191
Date: 12 December 1918

Discharge date21 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 23 September 1918; discharged (medically unfit: machine-gun bullet wound, right knee), Perth, 21 October 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 February 1968
Age at death77
Place of burialMt Barker Cemetery, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS John Colin

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