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Alexander ADAMS

Regimental number3895
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
OccupationFitter and turner
Address'Lintrose', Malakoff Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jessie Adams, 'Lintrose', Malakoff Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Field Ambulance, C Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 31 May 1915
From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship members of this unit sailed on. Two ships left from Sydney: the 'Ajana' on 31 May 1915 carrying three officers and 98 men and the 'Ceramic' on 25 June 1915 carrying three officers and 129 men.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 16 July 1917

Military Medal

'This man was stationed at GOOSE ALLEY, north west of FLERS, on the 14th November, 1916, the post was subjected to heavy shrapnel fire. Private ADAMS went to the asssistance of a wounded man, dressed his wounds, returned to the Aid Post, procured a stretcher, and placing the wounded man upon it, returned to the Aid Post. He was wounded on his way back to the Aid Post. The courage and resource shown on this occasion are characteristic of this man.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 October 1947

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