Frederick James ADAMS

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ADAMS, Frederick James

Service Number: 868
Enlisted: 27 August 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kimberworth-Rotherham, Yorkeshire, England, 1890
Home Town: Mildura, Mildura Shire, Victoria
Schooling: Mildura Grammar School
Occupation: Fruit Grower
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 26, Shell Green Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mildura Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

27 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 868, 8th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 868, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 868, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 868, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Son of James Rawson & S.E. Adams of Koorlong, Mildura, Victoria.

Older brother of Pte 1127 Edgar Robert Colbeck Adams who was also killed in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 (as POW).

ADAMS - In sad and loving memory of my dear son, Trooper F. J. Adams, killed in action somewhere in France on the 26th March 1917. He sleeps on the blood stained field of France,

My gallant son so brave;
No loving hands may place a wreath
Upon his unknown grave
Days of sadness still come o'er me
Hidden, secret tears still flow,
For memory keeps my dear lad near me
Though he died twelve months ago.
Could mine eyes but pierce the gloom
And see my dear son's face
Perhaps this aching heart of mine
Would find a resting place
Duty nobly done
— Inserted by his loving mother, sisters and brothers


ADAMS.— Killed in action 26th March, 1917 at Bapaume (previously reported mlssing): No 138 13th Light Horse, Frederick James Adams.
He never shunned his country's call
But gladly gave his life— his all
He died the helpless to defend.
An Australian soldier's noble end.
.Gone! What sorrow in that one small word
—Inserted by his loving sister, Emma


ADAMS - In loving memory of our dear nephew and cousin, Trooper F. J. Adams, killed in action somewhere in France on the 26th March, 1917
We pictured your safe return, Fred,
And longed to clasp your hand,
But God has postponed our meeting
Twill be in a better land
Although the grave divides us,
Your face we cannot see
But let this little token tell
We still remember thee. -- Inserted by his loving aunt, Mrs. Attwood, and cousin, Mabel, North Fitzroy.

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