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Watson Frazer ADAMSON

Regimental number169
Place of birthTrial Bay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, T Grave Adamson, 'Nomingha', Tamworth, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in School Cadets, and in 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSDLR
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 9 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date19 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Wounded in action, 7 August 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 21 August 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to Base, 15 September 1915; to England, and admitted to King George Hospital, Stamford Street, London, 26 September 1915 (enteritis); transferred to Australian Convalescent Hospital, Woodcote Park, 31 May 1916; discharged, 7 August 1916.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 8 August 1916.

Transferred to Adminstrative Headquarters, London, 1 September 1916, for duty with Anzac and War Chest Club.

Admitted to Coulter Hospital, 16 December 1916; marched in to Administrative Headquarters from hospital, 27 December 1916.

Found guilty, 9 September 1916, of drunkenness at Bhurtpore Barracks: awarded 5 days' confined to barracks.

Promoted E/R Corporal, 9 September 1917; Acting Sergeant, 21 November 1917.

Granted 75 days' special 1914 leave with pay, 4 November 1918-20 January 1919.

Married Lucy Eame HOUGHTON, widow, aged 30, Register Office, Willesden, 8 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Ceramic', 9 August 1919; disembarked Sydney, 3 October 1919; discharged, Sydney, 19 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 June 1947
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMSON Watson Frazer

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