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Adam Robert BLACK

Regimental number275
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
SchoolState School, Gympie, and Grammar School, (?) Brisbane, Qld
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
AddressJones Hill, Gympie, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinBrother, George Barlow Black, Jones Hill, Gympie, Queensland
Previous military serviceAt age 11 he was made Trumpeter to the Gympie Mounted Infantry, Queensland Defence Force, and served for 3 years.
Enlistment date17 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 March 1918
Place of death or woundingnr Sailly-le-Sec, Somme sector, France
Date of death30 March 1918
Age at death43.4
Age at death from cemetery records43
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VII, Row A, Grave No. 8), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
135
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Adam and Margaret BLACK. Native of Brisbane, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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