George Arthur ADAMS

Regimental number5539
Place of birthRosedale, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSleeper cutter
AddressNerim South, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Caroline Adams, Neerim South, Victoria
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 21 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous courage and devotion to duty during the attack near ESTREES, east of PERONNE, on 3rd October, 1918. As this man's platoon advanced to the attack it was met by heavy resistance from the enemy strong post directly in front. Private ADAMS immediately rushed ahead with his bayonet and entered the post, killing two Germans, and assisting in the capture of seven others. He then signalled to the remainder of the section to advance, and held his prisoners until their arrival. His dashing action in charging this post single-handed undoubtedly saved heavy losses in the Platoon.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 December 1951
Place of burialNeerim Cemetery