William Thomas ADAMS

ADAMS, William Thomas

Service Number: 684
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Alberton, South Australia, 1 May 1894
Home Town: Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Broken Hill Central Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Turkey, 2 May 1915, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot 11, Row E, Grave 27,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Woodville Saint Margaret's Anglican Church Lych Gate
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 684, Melbourne, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 684, 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, 684, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 684, 7th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Alexia Romano

Before enlisting in war in 1914, William Thomas Adams served three years in the senior cadets at Broken Hill, employed as an engineer.

Adams was deployed to the Gallipoli campaign and recieved a bullet wound to the head, killing him, on the third day of conflict. Adams' brother, who also served at Gallipoli, wrote in a letter to his parents stating, "Bill died a hero fighting for his country so be consoled with the knowledge that your first son died bravely in honour and glory to save his family and countrymen from an approaching enemy."

Adams's place of memorial is Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey.

Son of William Kerce ADAMS and Lizzie nee SCHOFIELD

Brother of Hugh George Adams