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John Thomas ADAMS

Regimental number3677
Date of birth--/04/1896
Place of birthMooroopna, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressNorthgate Street, Mooroopna, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, J.T. Adams, Northgate Street, Mooroopna, Victoria
Previous military service57B Senior Cadets; 58B Infantry (12 months)
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF56
Promotion date: 1 March 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: INF56
Promotion date: 28 July 1917

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Discharge date22 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Marched into 2nd Training Bn, Zeitoun, no date stated.

Taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 57th Bn, 15 March 1916.

Transferred to 56th Bn, 21 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Proceeded to England to attend School of Instruction, 1 November 1916; reported to No 6 Officer Cadet Bn, Oxford, 8 November 1916.

Appointed Second Lieutenant, and posted to Infantry Reinforcements, 1 March 1917.

Struck off strength of No 6 Officer Cadet Bn, 2 March 1917, and marched out to Administrative Headquarters, Australian Imperial Force, London, the same day.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 March 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 17 March 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 19 March 1917; taken on strength of 56th Bn, 20 March 1917.

Detached to Sniping School, 25 June 1917; rejoined unit, 8 July 1917.

Promoted Lieutenant, 28 July 1917.

On leave to Paris, 23 August 1917; rejoined unit, 28 August 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 7 September 1917; rejoined unit, 19 September 1917.

Wounded in action, 26 September 1917; admitted to A.C.C. Bureau, 27 September 1917, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station (shrapnel wounds, left shoulder and hip); transferred to No 7 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 27 September 1917; Medical Board, 12 October 1917, recommends 14 days' sick leave; proceeded to England on sick leave, 12 October 1917; rejoined unit, 9 November 1917.

Deatched to Musketry School, 25 January 1918; rejoined unit, 20 February 1918.

On leave to England, 21 February 1918; rejoined unit, 11 March 1918.

Admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 29 May 1918, and transferred to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (hypertrophied tonsils); to No 20 General Hospital, Camiers, 31 May 1918; to England, 5 June 1918; to No 3 London General Hospital, 5 June 1918; discharged to Overseas Training Bde, 19 August 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 September 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, 4 September 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 7 September 1918; rejoined 56th Bn, 8 September 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 25 December 1918; rejoined unit, 17 January 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 9 April 1919; marched into No 5 Group, Weymouth, 17 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Beltana', 2 June 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 22 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 May 1969
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS John Thomas

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