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John ADAMS

Date of birth6 January 1863
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationNil
AddressAdams Road, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation52
Next of kinMrs Lily May Adams, Adams Road, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date19 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name14th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Promotions

Major


Unit: 14th Battalion
Promotion date: 19 October 1914

Lieutenant Colonel


Promotion date: 20 August 1915

FateReturned to Australia 19 January 1916
Discharge date22 April 1916
Other details

Army List gives date of birth as 1 June 1863.

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 12 April 1915. Wounded in action, 3 May 1915 (gun shot wound); rejoined unit, 16 May 1915. Appointed Commanding Officer, 14th Bn, 28 June 1915, with temporary rank of Lt Colonel.

Admitted to Hamrun Military Hospital, Malta, 25 July 1915 (debility); reverted to rank of Major, 19 August 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 24 August 1915.

Transferred to England, 29 August 1915 (chest and cardiac trouble).

Embarked from Portland, England, for return to Australia on board 'Star of Victoria', as Officer Commanding troops, 19 January 1916 (graded unfit for general service for 6 months); placed on supernumerary list, Egypt, 1 February 1916.

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

Date of death17 May 1936
Age at death73

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