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John Knox ADAMS

Regimental number510
Place of birthMelrose Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolEssendon State School, Victoria, and privately educated.
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrocer
Address122 McPherson Street, Essendon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Adams, 122 McPherson Street, Essendon, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915 -2 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death22.9
Age at death from cemetery records22
Commemoration detailsNo. 2 Outpost Cemetery (Special Memorial 14), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
49
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Caroline Adelaide ADAMS, 122 McPherson Street, Essendon, Victoria
Family/military connectionsTwo cousins killed and several of the family relatives.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Board of Enquiry (no date recorded) determined fate as 'Killed in Action between 25 April and 2 May 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS John Knox

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