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Douglas ADAMS

Regimental number6701
Place of birthBournemouth, England
SchoolLansdowne British School, Bournemouth, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address2 Macquarie Street, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7.75"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss H Adams, 5 Lyons Road, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Work from September 1917 to February 1918.
Recommendation date: 1 March 1918

FateKilled in Action 23 August 1918
Place of death or woundingBray, Somme Sector, France
Date of death23 August 1918
Age at death26
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VI, Row F, Grave No. 14), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
28
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 August 1918
Age at death26
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS Douglas

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