John Hemsworth ADAMS

ADAMS, John Hemsworth

Service Numbers: 64, 2144
Enlisted: 27 November 1915, Enlisted in Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 1st Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Queenstown, South Australia, 12 February 1878
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fitter
Died: Springbank, South Australia, 8 August 1949, aged 71 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (General) Adelaide, South Australia
F.T. Elliott Funerals officiated Commemorated with a plaque in the SA Garden of Remembrance
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 64, 8th Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse

World War 1 Service

27 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2144, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted in Adelaide, SA
16 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2144, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
16 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2144, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
25 Aug 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, In France. Promoted to the rank of Gunner when taken on strength
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Gunner, SN 2144
8 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 2144, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, Discharged at the 4th Military District as medically unfit due to Myalgia

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas Travers Adams and Charlotte Holborne Adams nee Kearse of Queenstown, SA. Brother of Edith Alice Adams, Alicia Ellard Adams, Marian Adams, Geraldine Adams, Grace Omond Adams and Eva Travers Adams

Husband of Lilian Amelia Adams nee McLauchlan of Bromide Street, Broken Hill, NSW. Father of Kathleen Alicia Adams, Owen Hemsworth Adams and Colin Travers Adams

At the time of his death his residential address was Cedar Avenue,  Croydon Park, SA

Commenced return to Australia on 9 December 1918 aboard HT Leicestershire disembarking on the 22 January 1919

Previously served in the Boer War from 1899-1902 with the 8th Battalion Commonwealth Horse with the rank of Private; Port Pire Troop

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal