Matthew ADAMS

ADAMS, Matthew

Service Number: 3001
Enlisted: 25 September 1915, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 45th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, 8 January 1896
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Queensland, Australia, 24 June 1971, aged 75 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Mount Gravatt Cemetery & Crematorium, Brisbane
Commemorated with a plaque in the QLD Garden of Remembrance
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World War 1 Service

25 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3001, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD
30 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, 3001, 25th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Itonus embarkation_ship_number: A50 public_note: ''
30 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, 3001, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
9 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 47th Infantry Battalion, From 25th Battalion
25 May 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 45th Infantry Battalion (WW1), From 47th Battalion
16 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 3001, 45th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Shell wound to the left leg. Invalided to England on 26 July 1918
7 Dec 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 3001, 45th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Discharged at the 1st Military District as medically unfit due to compound fracture of the left tibia

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Matthew John Thomas Adams and Bridget Adams nee Lenine of Bundabeg, QLD. Brother of John Thomas Adams, Annie Adams, Herbert Adams, Mary Ellen Adams, Thomas Adams and Margaret Thomas nee Adams of 'Baree', Mount Morgan, QLD. Magaret was later named next of kin

Commenced return to Australia on 31 March 1919 aboard HS Wandilla disembarking on 18 May 1919 at Melbourne for onward travel to Brisbane

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal