George Burgess ADAM

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ADAM, George Burgess

Service Number: 2330
Enlisted: 21 June 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glasgow, Scotland, 1894
Home Town: Kent Town, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Thompson Street School, Glasgow
Occupation: Ironmonger
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 November 1916
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

21 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2330, Adelaide, South Australia
21 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2330, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide
21 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2330, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2330, 27th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography

"THE LATE CORPORAL G. B. ADAM.

Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Adam, of Grenfell street, Kent Town, have been notified that their eldest son. Corporal George Burgess Adam, was killed in action in France on November 5, 1916. He enlisted in June, and sailed in September, 1915. Corporal Adam was born and educated in Glasgow, Scotland. He was 22 years of age and came to South Australia with his parents about six years ago. From his arrival in the State to the date of his enlistment he was employed by Mr. E. G. Sawney, of Port Adelaide, by whom and his fellow employees he was held in high esteem. He was an earnest temperance worker, and was a member of the Come and Welcome Lodge of Good Templars. At the time of his enlistment he had been newly elected as district secretary of the order for South Australia. He was of a quiet and unassuming disposition, and is mourned by a large circle of friends." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 10 Feb 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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