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Robert ADAMS

Regimental number2105
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRutherford Lane, Charters Towers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 9.75"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFriend, James Boyland, Rutherford Lane, Charters Towers, Queensland
Enlistment date29 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 August 1915
Discharge date26 March 1919
Other details

Disembarked in Australia from HMAT 'Port Lincoln', 2 September 1915 (venereal disease, gonorrhoea).

Declared a deserter and struck off strength, 20 March 1916.

Re-enlisted, 28 October 1915, as 1316 Pte Reginald BOYLAND [true name]; embarked Sydney, 30 November 1915 on board HMAT A23 'Suffolk', 11th Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcements.

Tried by District Court Martial, 30 December 1915, for disobeying a lawful command of a Senior Officer in that on board HMAT 'Osterley' he refused to be vaccinated: admonished.

Returned to Australia on board HT 'Nestor'; disembarked Melbourne, 13 March 1916 (chronic bronchitis); discharged, Brisbane (medically unfit), 1 April 1916.

Re-enlisted, 20 February 1917; embarked Sydney, 8 May 1918, on board RMS 'Osterley', as 51003 Private, New South Wales Reinforcement 1.

Found guilty, on board 'Osterley', Newport, USA, 29 June 1918, of (1) absent without leave from 9.30 pm, 17 June, to 7 pm, 27 June 1918; (2) when in arrest escaping: awarded 28 days' detention, and forfeited a total of 39 days' pay.

Disembarked Liverpool, England, 10 July 1918.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 November 1918.

Found guilty, 25 November 1918, of being absent without leave from his ward from 2200, 22 November, till 0845, 23 November 1918: awarded 7 days confined to barracks and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Admitted to hospital, 26 November 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot from hospital, 27 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 10 December 1918 (minersphthysis); disembarked Sydney, 10 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 26 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsReal name: Reginald BOYLAND: see 1316 BOYLAND; 51003 BOYLAND.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS Robert

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