Oscar John ADAMSON

Badge Number: 73786, Sub Branch: Broken Hill

ADAMSON, Oscar John

Service Number: 3226
Enlisted: 27 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gothenburg, Sweden, 1894
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
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World War 1 Service

27 Jul 1915: Enlisted Keswick, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3226, 10th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3226, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
25 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3226, Discharged at Adelaide
Date unknown: Wounded SN 3226, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Mother's address was Gothenberg, Sweden

6 July 1917 - Court Martialled for Desertion between 31 May 1917 and 14 June 1917. Please Not Guilty. Found Guilty and sentenced to 15 years in a Military Prison. 17 July 1918 - Sentence Suspended

27 May 1919 - Returned to Australia on board Rio Padre

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

9 January 1929 - NSW State Secretary of the RSSILA wrote to Base Records on behalf of Oscar requesting that he be issued with the Returned Soldiers Badge.

5 April 1934 - Residential address was at Queanbeyan.

Last know address in 1957 was 75 Argent Street, Broken Hill