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George Hill ADAMS

Regimental number8733
Date of birth19 June 1886
Place of birthSt Kilda, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMerchant
Address34 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, G H Adams, 34 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date4 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 16 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Artillery
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Promotion date: 11 April 1916

Lieutenant


Promotion date: 1 August 1916

Temporary Captain


Promotion date: 24 October 1918

Captain (AMF)


Promotion date: 1 July 1922

Major (AMF)


Promotion date: 1 August 1924

Lieutenant Colonel (AMF)


Promotion date: 26 March 1928

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He acted as permanent O.P. officer during the most important operations, showing great courage and steadiness under heavy shell fire, and furnishing most concise and reliable reports to the group commanders, who were depending upon him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 17892 Pte William Ronald Lawson ADAMS, 14th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919; Cousin: [1357] Lt Eric Fullerton TAIT, 10th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 20 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

taken on strength, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 2 November 1915; 45th Battery, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, 7 March 1916; 48th Battery, 20 April 1916; 24th Field Artillery Brigade, 15 June 1916; 12th Field Artillery Brigade, 26 January 1917.

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

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