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Martin Henry ADAMS

Regimental number5
Place of birthMinyip, Victoria
AddressYarraby via Nyah, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 8"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Martha Adams, Yarraby via Nyah, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Discharge date27 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 27 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 18 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.

On leave to Paris, 25 December 1917; rejoined unit, 3 January 1918.

On leave to England, 24 February 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 12 March 1918 (vertigo); discharged, and marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 26 March 1918.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 7 May 1918.

Marched into Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 31 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 July 1918; marched into Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 2 July 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 10 July 1918; rejoined 3rd Machine Gun Bn, 10 July 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 17 February 1919; marched into Overseas Training Depot, 1 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karagolo', 1 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 12 June 1919; discharged Melbourne (termination of period of enlistment), 27 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 February 1963
Age at death70
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS Martin Henry

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