Jack Adrian Finlayson ADAMS

ADAMS, Jack Adrian Finlayson

Service Number: 845
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 4th Australian Field Artillery Battery
Born: Kew, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Richmond (V), Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Trinity College
Occupation: Jeweller
Died: Killed in Action, Dardenelles, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: Beach Cemetery - ANZAC Cove
Plot 11, Row H, Grave 16 Rev. J. Green officiated, Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 845, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Enlisted at Melbourne
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Sergeant, 845, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , ANZAC / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Sergeant, 845, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
6 Aug 1915: Involvement Sergeant, 845, 4th Australian Field Artillery Battery, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Andrew and C.L. Adams of 16 Flevill Street, North Richmond, Vic.

Prior to enlisting Jack had served an apprenticeship with J. Johnson for over 5 years

He was engaged to a Miss Daisy Bell of 'Bellevue' Beach Road, Hampton who died approximately 1919

Sergeant Jack A. F. Adams, killed in action on August 6; was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. -A. Adams, of Flevill-street North Richmond, and was 20 years of age. He was educated at Trinity Grammer School, Kew, and was a jeweller by trade. Joining the Senior Cadets at the commencement of the compulsory training, he worked his way up step by step until he reached the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He then resigned his commission and joined the Field Artillery as a gunner,  and once more gained promotion; until he became gun-sergeant. Sergeant Adams enlisted on the day Great Britain declared war, and, obtaining the rank of sergeant in the Field Artillery, he had the distinction of being the youngest sergeant in the brigade. Sergeant Adams was a leading member of the Kew Lacrosse Club, which club has the fine record of 80 per cent, of its members serving with the Australian Imperial Forces. Sergeant Adams was also a prominent runner, and at the sports meeting held in Egypt amongst the A.I.F, he gained fourth highest points in the combined championship and also gained first place in the Field Artillery Championship. He was one of the finest type of virile young Australians, - overflowing with the spirit and sunshine of his country, and his many good qualities make it harder for his parents to bear their big loss.