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George Harold ADAMS

Regimental number3
Date of birth30 March 1896
Place of birthSt Kilda, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
AddressSturrock Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Next of kinMiss L. Abramovitch, Sturrock Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date16 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Brigade Ammunition Reserve
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A44 Vestalia on 22 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll8805A
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'On the 3rd October, 1918, in the attack on the BEAUREVOIR SYSTEM, near the village of BEAUREVOIR East of PERONNE, it was necessary to withdraw to a position which was exposed to machine gun fire. Lance Corporal ADAMS volunteered to deliver a despatch of great importance explaining our position to Headquarters. Although under heavy machine gun fire both going and returning, he successfully delivered the message and returned with instructions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

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

Also served in World War II as VX39852: enlisted, 21 February 1941; discharged, 17 December 1945, Captain, 4th Australian Reserve Motor Transport Company.
Miscellaneous detailsReal name: Gershom Samuel ABRAMOVITCH

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