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Robert ADAM

Regimental number1510
Place of birthCork, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Adam, 20 Anglesley Street, Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 November 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMATA49 Seang Choon on 11 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1515
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date23 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined Bn, Gallipoli, 7 May 1915; admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, Mudros, 15 October 1915 (jaundice); transferred to 3rd General Hospital, 15 October 1915; to Casualty Clearing Station, 24 November 1915; reported to 54th Division Base, Mudros, 11 January 1916; embarked Mustapha to join unit, 16 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 21 January 1916; reported in Ghezireh, 22 January 1916; employed at Detention Barracks (book), Abbassia, 4 July to 9 September 1916.

Embarked overseas to join 1st Bn, 14 September 1916; marched in to Parkhouse, England, 26 September 1916; proceeded overseas, 8 October 1916; disembarked Etaples, France, 9 October 1916; proceeded to join unit, 29 October 1916; rejoined 1st Bn from hospital details, 3 November 1916; to Musketry School, 28 April 1917; rejoined unit, 6 May 1917; appointed Lance Corporal, 8 May 1917; to 'Summer Rest Camp', 13 August 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 27 August 1917; to 1st Brigade School of Sussington, 3 September 1917; rejoined unit, 27 September 1917; promoted Corporal, 30 September 1917; to Summer Rest Camp, 14 October 1917; rejoined unit, 1 November 1917; on leave to United Kingdom, 17 November 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 8 December 1917; marched in to Headquarters Small Arms School, 12 March 1918; detached to Lewis Gun Bn, while at School, 26 March 1918; rejoined Bn, 24 April 1918.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 20 June 1918; embarked for England, 28 June 1918; marched in from France, 3 July 1918; on command at P.J. and B.F. Course, Sutton Veny, England, 15 July 1918; taken on strength of Permanent Cadre of 1st Training Bn, 3 July 1918; marched in from Devonport, 30 July 1918; 'having been transferred to England on duty with 1st Tng Bn is placed on the Super list', 29 June 1918; on command at P.J. and B.F. course, Aldershot, 2 September 1918; Sergeant attended the 49th Army Course at Aldershot, from 2 September to 27 September 1918; marched out to Isolated Training Camp, Parkhouse, 11 November 1918; marched out to RBAA, Heytesbury, 9 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Berrima', 2 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 17 February 1919; discharged, 23 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 October 1949
Place of burialKarori Cemetery (11b40/49), Wellington, New Zealand

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