William Affleck ADAMS DSO, MID

ADAMS, William Affleck

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 20 March 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 3rd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Glasgow, Scotland, 10 June 1869
Home Town: Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Glen's School, Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 15 October 1917, aged 48 years
Cemetery: Ypres Reservoir Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

20 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
6 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, Officer, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Major, Officer, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
15 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, Third Ypres

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"...Major William Affleck Adams, 3rd Pioneer Battalion. A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Maj Adams was an engineer from Hawthorn, Vic prior to enlistment and embarked with A Company from Melbourne on HMAT Wandilla on 6 June 1916. Whilst serving on the Western Front he was Mentioned in Despatches and later awarded the Distinguished Service Order for distinguished service in the field. On 15 October 1917, aged 48, he was killed in action and was buried in the Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

"Major Adams of Melbourne was out acting CO during the Ypres offensive for Ridge ---- in 1917. He was killed on --- by a small piece of shell which hit him in the shoulder..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)