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Arthur Talbot Scott ADAMS

Regimental number752
Date of birth31 May 1885
Place of birthCooma, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation manager
AddressBlarimore Station, Boggabri, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 2"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinMrs Elizabeth Betty Blackwood, Maneera, Turramurra, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 February 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 February 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 12th Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 9 March 1918


Unit: 12th Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 11 June 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

BEERSHEBA 31 October 1917. Gallantry and devotion to duty for the final assault on Beersheba. He set such a splendid example to the men by his bravery & cool daring that he rendered most valuable assistance to his troop officer in capturing prisoners and guns and helping to consolidate the position after it was won.
Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Discharge date21 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine, Syria

Embarked Sydney, 25 June 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 23 July 1915.

Embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 25 August 1915; absorbed into 1st Light Horse Regiment, 29 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Absorbed into 12th Light Horse Regiment, 22 February 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 15 June 1916; promoted Corporal, 13 December 1916; Temporary Sergeant, 12 March 1917.

Wounded in action, Asieferiyeh, 19 April 1917 (gun shot wound, left shoulder), and reverted to Corporal; admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 23 April 1917.

Admitted to Rest Camp, Port Said, 24 September 1917; rejoined unit, 4 October 1917.

Awarded Military Medal, 3 november 1917.

Detached to Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 14 December 1917.

Appointed Temporary Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant, 2 December 1917; reverted to Sergeant, 14 December 1917.

Appointed Cadet, 17 December 1917. Having qualified for a commission appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 9 March 1918.

Taken on strength, 12th Light Horse Regiment, 6 April 1918.

Admitted to Nasrich Hospital, 6 June 1918 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 7 June 1918; to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, 23 June 1918 (malaria); discharged to Command Depot, Mustapha, 12 July 1918; rejoined 12th Light Horse Regiment, 20 July 1918.

Promoted Lieutenant, 11 June 1918.

Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 27 September 1918 (malaria); discharged, and rejoined unit, 3 October 1918.

Report by CO, 12th Light Horse Regiment, 7 February 1919: 'An energetic and reliable officer always interested in the welfare and comfort of his men. He has always been regarded both in the Regiment and by his Squadron leader as one of the safest men for any job requiring resource and bold leadership, has a sound knowledge and a fair capacity for imparting same. I would recommend his promotion, he has no knowledge of languages, is physically fit.'

Admitted to 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, 24 March 1919 (malaria); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 14 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Port Said on board HT 'Leicestershire', 15 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 21 June 1919, for onward travel by rail to Sydney; discharged, 21 August 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS Arthur Talbot Scott

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