Raymond Axford ADAMS


ADAMS, Raymond Axford

Service Number: 3451
Enlisted: 12 August 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Launceston, Tasmania, 8 October 1882
Home Town: Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: Church Grammar School, Launceston
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 August 1916, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

12 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3451, Brisbane, Queensland
3 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3451, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
3 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3451, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3451, 26th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

War Service

Born 1882 at Launceston, Tasmania
Son of Mr Charles and Mrs Eliza Jane Adams
Husband of Mrs Mabel Jane Adams
Occupation prior to enlistment Farmer
Enlisted 12 August 1915 at Brisbane, Queensland
Served in France
Killed in Action 05 August 1916 in France
Commemorated Villers Bretonneux

Photograph Tasmania Weekly Courier 12 December 1918 Insert 5

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Raymond Axford ADAMS was born on 8th October, 1882 in Launceston, Tasmania

His parents were Charles ADAMS and Eliza Ann CHAMBERLAIN - he was one of 13 children

He married Mabel Irene NORMAN on 25th August, 1915 in Queensland

They had one son Raymond Norman ADAMS born 15th September, 1916 in Melbourne who served as a Captain in the Army in WW2 - Service Numbers  V52568, VX117023 and V103599