Francis Luke ADAMS


ADAMS, Francis Luke

Service Number: 44
Enlisted: 28 June 1915, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Last Rank: First Class Air Mechanic
Last Unit: Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
Born: Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8 October 1892
Home Town: Bacchus Marsh, Moorabool, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Malaria, Adana, Turkey, 1916
Cemetery: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery
Plot XX1, Row W, Grave 8, Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Jun 1915: Enlisted Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
10 Aug 1915: Involvement SN 44, Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
10 Aug 1915: Embarked SN 44, Australian Flying Corps (AFC), RMS Persia, Melbourne
18 Sep 1915: Transferred First Class Air Mechanic, No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, Mesopotamian Half Flight
29 Apr 1916: Imprisoned Captured at Kut-el-Amara in Mesopotamia. Died of malaria & dysentery in the period August - November 1916 (exact date unknown). Originally buried at Adana in Turkey. Re-interred to Baghdad North Gate post war.
1 Aug 1916: Involvement SN 44, Australian Flying Corps (AFC), Battle for Pozières

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Arrived in Australia aged 20 years

Rank - Air Mechanic 1st Class

21 July, 1915 - Appointed Air Mechanic

18 September, 1915 - Taken on strength, Flying Corps, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force

Taken prisoner of war at Kut-el-Amara; reported to have died of malaria and diarrhoea in Turkish hands.

Note on file: 'Died of malaria and diarrhoea in Turkish hands Aug.-Nov. 1916. while Prisoner of War.'

29.4.16 - Captured at Kut-el-Amara

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the North Battery, Coastal Defence, New Zealand

Son of Francis Luke Adams and Ellen Fanny Adams, of 105, Simeon St., Addington, New Zealand