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Ronald ADAMS

Regimental number3014
Place of birthGordon, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressBallarat East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, Joseph Jonah Adams, 113 Peel Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 January 1917
Place of enlistmentBallarat, 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 Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Discharge date6 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

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

Admitted to hospital, No 2 Camp, Parkhouse, 5 June 1917 (mumps); discharged to duty, 25 June 1917.

Transferred to Machine Gun Details, 20 July 1917, and marched into Australian Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, the same day.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 October 1917; marched into Machine Corps Base Depot, Camiers, 12 October 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 15 October 1917; taken on strength of 5th Machine Gun Company, 16 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 22 April 1918; admitted to No 6 Field Ambulance, 22 April 1918 (gassed); transferred to No 12 Casualty Clearing Station, 22 April 1918; to No 12 Ambulance Train, 24 April 1918; to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 25 April 1918; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 3 June 1918; to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 9 June 1918; to Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 29 June 1918; discharged, 3 July 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Camiers, 5 July 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 10 July 1918, and rejoined 2nd Machine Gun Bn the same day.

Found guilty, 1 August 1918, of being in procession of a military bicycle with the necessary authority: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeits 7 days' pay.

On leave to United Kingdom, 3 October 1918; rejoined unit, 20 October 1918.

Deatched to School, 10 November 1918; rejoined unit, 4 December 1918.

Detached to Universite du Travail, Charleroi, 16 February 1919; rejoined unit, 21 April 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 18 May 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 27 May 1919.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, 26 June 1919 (tonsillitis); discharged to Training Depot, 30 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 13 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 29 August 1919; discharged Melbourne (termination of period of enlistment), 6 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 October 1962
Age at death73
Place of burialBallarat (New) Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS Ronald

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