Sidney James ADAMS


ADAMS, Sidney James

Service Number: 253
Enlisted: 26 October 1914, at Toowoomba
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Leyton, Essex, England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Maynard Road Board School, Walthamstow, England
Occupation: Storeman
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 8 August 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Queensland Railways Toowoomba Employees, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba St James' M2, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

26 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 253, 15th Infantry Battalion, at Toowoomba
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 253, 17th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 253, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
8 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 253, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 14 years

Son of Minnie L. Adams of  'Ardwell', Prospect Street, Toowoomba, QLD. Brother of Albert Ernest Adams who was discharged in April 1918 having served with the 41st Battalion

Medals: 19141-5 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal