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Regimental number7879
Place of birthFriskney, England
SchoolElementary School, England
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressGoulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, W Adams, Friskney, Lincolnshire, England
Previous military serviceServed four years in the Lincolnshire Territorials.
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 11 June 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death11 June 1917
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialWesthof Farm Cemetery, Neuve-Eglise (Plot II.Row B, Grave No. 19), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Lizzie Ellen ADAMS, Frisknev Fen, LIncolnshire, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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