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William Henry ADAMS

Regimental number611
Place of birthThargomindah, Queensland
SchoolCaboolture State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressCordelia Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMrs Jane Adams, Cordelia Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date4 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 20 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe enlisted before he was 17 years of age.
FateKilled in Action 13 May 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of fate given incorrectly on Nominal Roll as 29 May 1915.
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death17.6
Age at death from cemetery records17
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 16), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Youine and Jane ADAMS, Albert Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane. Native of Thargomindah West, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 283 Pte Vivian Douglas ADAMS, 25th Bn, killed in action, 22 November 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Missing in action, 13-14 May 1915.

Court of Enquiry, 10 June 1915, determined fate as 'Killed in Action (bullet wounds)', 13 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS William Henry

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