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Percy Arnold ADAMS

Regimental number817
Place of birthPatersonia near Launceston, Tasmania
SchoolPatersonia State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressAllonah, South Burnie, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J G Adams, Allonah, South Burnie, Tasmania
Enlistment date26 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 May 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death24 May 1916
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialErquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension (Plot I, Row J, Grave 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
106
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John George and Elizabeth Rebecca ADAMS, 'Alonnah', Bruni Island, Tasmania. Native of Patersonia, Launceston, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsFriend and mate of Corporal Thomas Vincent Dwyer MM, 4th Machine-Gun Battalion.

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