James Alexander ADAMS

ADAMS, James Alexander

Service Number: 703
Enlisted: 28 November 1914, Enlisted in NSW
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 1st Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia, 24 October 1893
Home Town: Leichhardt, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Orange Grove Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Albury, New South Wales , Australia , 18 March 1964, aged 70 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Albury General Cemetery, NSW
Waugh Road. Interred on the 20 March 1964, Plan 16A, Section AF, Row K, Grave 4
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World War 1 Service

28 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 703, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted in NSW
20 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 703, 6th Light Horse Regiment
20 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 703, 6th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Marere, Sydney
2 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 4th Infantry Battalion, From 6th Light Horse Regiment
30 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 1st Light Trench Mortar Battery, From 4th Battalion
29 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 1st Light Trench Mortar Battery
4 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 703, 1st Light Trench Mortar Battery, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James Albert Adams and Sarah Jane Adams of 86 Francis Street, Leichhardt, NSW

Brother of Robert John Adams who returned to Australia on 2 March 1919 having served with the 5th Divisional Ammunition Column; Francis Charles Adams who served with the Australian Transport Company and William J. Adams who enlisted in Canada and served in France

Commenced return to Australia on 14 December 1918

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