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Leonard Ray ADAMS

Regimental number4051
Date of birth1896
Place of birthEdwardstown, South Australia
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolEdwardstown Public School and Adelaide High School, South Australia
AddressPrice Street, Edwardstown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 11.75"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Jame Adams, Price Street, Edwardstown, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the 78th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date11 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 December 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialCoucelette British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave NO. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Eliza Jane ADAMS, Edwardstown, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 18 May 1916.

Taken on strength, 27th Bn, in the field, 6 July 1916.

Reported missing, 4 August 1916.

Now, 14 October 1916, reported 'Killed in Action, 4 August 1916'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAMS Leonard Ray

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