Robert ADAMS


ADAMS, Robert

Service Number: 3142
Enlisted: 6 December 1916, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 34th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dundee, Scotland, 1884
Home Town: Leichhardt, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Dundee Public School, Scotland
Occupation: Marine Engineer
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

6 Dec 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3142, 33rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
15 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 34th Infantry Battalion, From 33rd Battalion
24 Jan 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3142, 34th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
24 Jan 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3142, 34th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Sydney
29 Apr 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 63rd Infantry Battalion, From the 34th Battalion
2 Sep 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 34th Infantry Battalion, From 63rd Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Husband of Kate Adams of 135 Augustus Street, Leichhardt, NSW. In March 1928 Kate was living at 44 Catherine Street, Dundee, Scotland

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Serve his Engineering apprenticeship with Cooper & Greig of Dundee, Scotland

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Dundee paid a high price for her war efforts. By the armistice, over 4,000 men and several women had made the ultimate sacrifice. Their names are recorded  in the city’s Roll of Honour.

·        Date of enlistment: 06.12.1916

·        Place of enlistment: Sydney, NSW