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James Alexander ADAMS

Regimental number703
Date of birth24 October 1893
Place of birthLiverpool, New South Wales
SchoolOrange Grove Public School, New South Wales
OccupationStation hand
Addressc/o James Adams, 86 Francis Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, James Adams, 86 Francis Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A21 Marere on 20 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1381 Gunner Robert John ADAMS, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 2 March 1919; 3591 Driver Francis Charles ADAMS, Australian Mechanical Transport Section, effective abroad (still overseas); 2,139,079 Pte William J ADAMS, 1st No. 11 Volunteers, British Columbia Regiment (b. Pyrmont, New South Wales, 8 March 1886; enlisted in Canada; served in France).
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War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

War service: enlisted, 28 November 1914; embarked, 20 February 1915. Taken on strength, 6th Light Horse, 15 May 1915. Egypt, Gallipoli (contracted illness, invalided to England, recovered to join the infantry in France), France (taken on strength, 4th Bn, 2 October 1916; transferred to the 1st Light Trench Mortar Battery, 30 October 1916).

Invalided ill to England, 24 June 1916. Promoted Corporal, 29 August 1917. Wounded, 4 October 1917. Recommended for a commission: joined Officer Training Corps, Cambridge, 9 May 1918; rejoined unit, 15 October 1918.

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

Also served in World War II: Service No N72256
Date of death18 March 1964
Age at death70
Place of burialAlbury General Cemetery, New South wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS James Alexander

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