George Hill ADAMS

ADAMS, George Hill

Service Numbers: 8733, V159861
Enlisted: 10 April 1940
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: St. Kilda, Vic., 19 June 1886
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne C of E Grammar School
Occupation: Merchant
Died: October 1957, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne
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World War 1 Service

16 Nov 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 8733, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
16 Nov 1915: Embarked Corporal, SN 8733, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, HMAT Port Macquarie, Melbourne

World War 2 Service

10 Apr 1940: Enlisted SN V159861

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

G. H. ADAMS enlisted in May and embarked from Australia in November 1915 as Corporal in 2nd D.A.C., arriving in Egypt the following December; he was there transferred to 12th A.F.A. Brigade in March 1916, took part in the operations of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force and received his commission on 11th April.

Upon transfer to France in June he took part in the Fleurbaix battle on 19th July 1916, and on 1st August 1916 was promoted to Lieutenant. He also took part in further fighting of the Somme Winter in 1916-17 and in the Battles of Bapaume, Bullecourt and Messines.

On 16th August 1917 he was awarded M.C., and from August to October 1917 took part in the Battles of Ypres and Passchendaele, also in the Battles of Robecq and Hazebrouck of 1918 and in the
final fighting of the A.I.F. which lasted from 8th August to 23rd October 1918.

On 24th October 1918 he was appointed temporary Captain. He returned to Australia in June 1919 and his appointment was terminated on 22nd August 1919.

Lieutenant George Hill Adams has been awurded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He acted as permanent O.P. officer during most Important operations, showing courage and steadiness undor heavy shell-fire, and furnishing most concise and reliable reports to the group commanders who were depending upon him. Lieut. Adams is a son of Mr. G. H. Adams, a well-known commercial man. He enlisted as a private three years ago. A younger brother was appointed lieutenant-commander of a battle-cruiser, early in the year.