Sydney Robert ADAMS

ADAMS, Sydney Robert

Service Number: 11
Enlisted: 7 February 1916, Enlisted at Brisbane, QLD
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 3rd Machine Gun Company
Born: Kew, Victoria, Australia, 1885
Home Town: West End, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Queensland, Australia, 14 March 1948, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

7 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 11, 11th Machine Gun Company, Enlisted at Brisbane, QLD
5 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 11, 11th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Borda, Sydney
5 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 11, 11th Machine Gun Company
19 Mar 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 42nd Infantry Battalion, From Training school
15 Aug 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, 42nd Infantry Battalion, From 11th Machine Gun Company
22 Oct 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Machine Gun Company, From 42nd Battalion
27 Mar 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Machine Gun Company, Discharged at the 1st Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was O'Connell Street, West End, Brisbane, QLD

Son of Robert Richardson Adams and Jane Henrietta Adams nee Seaborne of Kew, Victoria

Next of kin originally given as his sister Grace Gunn of 13 Leamington Terrace, Caulfield, Victoria

Husband of Gladys Mildred Adams nee Ostler. Sydney and Gladys were married on 28 July 1919 St Lukes Church, Bristol, England. Vicar Trevor Fielder officiated

Commenced return to Australia on 9 December 1919 aboard HT Borda

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal