Service Number: 2101
Enlisted: 21 March 1915, Enlisted at Ayr, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Edinburgh, Scotland, 1887
Home Town: Darlinghurst, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Printer
Died: Ayr, Queensland, Australia, 24 February 1945, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Ayr Cemetery, Queensland
Grave 1823. Interred on 24 February 1945 at 5.30pm Commemorated with a plaque in the QLD Garden of Remembrance
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World War 1 Service

21 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2101, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Ayr, QLD
12 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2101, 15th Infantry Battalion
12 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2101, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Karoola, Brisbane
7 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2101, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Shrapnel wounds to the calf of his right leg. Invalided to 1st Australian General Hospital
31 Mar 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2101, 15th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at 1st Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Peter Adams and Mary Adams nee Brown of 65 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Address at the time of enlistment was given as C/- J.P. Lindsay of 186 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst, NSW but he was living in Ayr, QLD when he enlisted

Commenced return to Australia on 4 December 1915 aboard HT Themistocles disembarking on 2 January 1916

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

Served a seven year apprenticeship with Colston & Co., Printers of Edinburgh, Scotland

Husband of Norah Elizabeth Adams nee Kay of Ayr, QLD. John and Norah married on 20 November 1920 in QLD