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Royden John ADAMSON

Regimental number12694
Place of birthTanunda, South Australia
OccupationStation master
AddressRailway Station, Waikerie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 11.5"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs K H Adamson, Mount Pleasant, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 November 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Discharge date25 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 31 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 21 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 November 1916.

Transferred to 3rd Divisional Signal Company, 20 April 1917.

On leave to England, 11 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 27 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 8 April 1918 (gun shot wound, left foot); admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 April 1918; transferred to 29th Casualty Clearing Station, 10 April 1918; to Ambulance Train No 20, and admitted to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 11 april 1918; transferred to England, 16 April 1918, and admitted to War Hospital, Exeter, 18 April 1918; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 June 1918; discharged on furlough, 26 June 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 9 July 1918.

Married Constance Gertrude TULLETTE, spinster, aged 31, St Agnes Anglican Churxch, Morely, Worcester, 29 June 1918.

Reported absent without leave, 8 July 1918; excused on medical grounds, 10 July 1918.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 10 July 1918; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 12 September 1918.

Marched out to Engineers Training Depot, Signals Section, Clifton, 1 October 1918.On Command at Signals School, Sheppard, 1 October 1918. Found guilty, 8 October 1918, of being absent without leave from 1330, 1 October, to 1530, 7 October 1918: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, asnd forfeiture of a total of 21 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 October 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 22 October 1918.

On leave to England, 20 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 13 February 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 2 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia with wife on board HT 'Canberra', 23 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 9 September 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 25 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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