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Robert ADAMS

Regimental number3013
Place of birthWanganui, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressNorth Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinStep-Brother, J B King, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date12 January 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Employment Company
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Discharge date18 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 19 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 25 April 1917; marched into 10th Training Bn, Durrington, 26 April 1917.

Found guilty, 11 June 1917, of being absent without leave from 9 June to 11 June 1917: awarded 14 days' confined to barracks, and forfeiture of 2 days' pay.

Taken on strength, Machine Gun Details, Grantham, 16 June 1917.

Found guilty, 4 August 1917, of at Belton Park being absent without leave from 26 July to 3 August 1917: awarded 12 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 21 days' pay.

Found guilty, 4 August 1917, of being illegally in possession of Government property on 3 August 1917: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 10 October 1917; discharged to Convalescent training Depot, 15 October 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 6 days.

Found guilty, 16 October 1917, of being absent without leave from 12 September to 25 September 1917: awarded 14 days' detention with forfeiture of 28 days' pay; total forfeiture: 43 days' pay.

Found guilty by District Court Martial, Parkhouse, 25 February 1918, of (1) resisting escort; (2) being absent without leave from 31 October till apprehended at Havre on 16 November 1917; (3) being absent without leave from 30 November 1917 until apprehended at Leeds on 31 January 1918: awarded 6 months' detention, and forfeiture of a total of 321 days' pay.

Admitted to Gosport Detention Barracks, 26 March 1918. Unexpired portion ofsentence (52 days) remitted as from 3 July 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 July 1918; taken on strength, Australian Employment Company, 16 July 1918.

On leave to England (date not recorded); admitted to Endell Street Military Hospital, 21 September 1918, while on leave (influenza). Found guilty, 8 October 1918, of (1) being absent without leave from 4 September to 21 September 1918; (2) breaking out of hospital at 2 pm and remaining absent till 6 pm, 5 October 1918: admonished and forfeited a total of 17 days' pay.

Found guilty, Hurdcott, of being absent without leave from 12 November to 26 November 1918: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 43 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 20 December 1918 (invalid); disembarked Melbourne, 30 January 1919 (debility); discharged, Melbourne (medically unfit: debility), 18 September 1919.
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: George Shadrick KING. See 35 George Shadrick KING for 1st period of service.
Date of death20 September 1960
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS Robert

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