John Knox ADAMS

ADAMS, John Knox

Service Number: 510
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: North Melbourne, Victoria, July 1892
Home Town: Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria
Schooling: Essendon State School
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915
Cemetery: No.2 Outpost Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
No known grave - Special Memorial 14, No 2 Outpost Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, South Essendon Methodist Church HR
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 510, 7th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 510, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 510, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 510, 7th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography of John Knox Adams

Name: John Knox, Adams

Service number: 510

Last rank: Private

Born: July 1892   place: North Melbourne, Victoria

Last unit: 7th Infantry Battalion   commanded by: Lieutenant-Colonel Harold

Occupation before war: grocer

Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli 25 April 1915

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

Knox was killed in action, but he was not in the body count of the people who died on the beach of Gallipoli and was suspected that he made it up the hill. Knox went to train where almost all of the 7th battalions went, they trained in Egypt. Knox was born in Melbourne in 1892 and all of his life he lived with his parents in his hometown of Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria and he went to school at Essendon State School in his hometown. He was only 22 when he went to fight in the war, and he was only 22 when he died. His panel number on the wall of honour at the Australian war memorial is 49. His parents' names were John and Caroline Adelaide ADAMS.


Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

PRIVATE JOHN KNOX ADAMS (killed), was the eldest son of Mr. John Adams, McPherson street, Essendon, and was 22 years of age. He was educated at the Essendon State school, and had lived at Essendon for the past 21 years. He was a prominent player of the Brunswick Baseball Club, and played with the East and South Essendon Methodist cricket clubs.
He was employed by McKeon Bros., grocers, Sydney road, Brunswick. He was in the 7th Battalion, D Company, and went away with the first contingent.