Claudius Spencer ADAMS

ADAMS, Claudius Spencer

Service Number: 1717
Enlisted: 4 December 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mallala, South Australia, 18 March 1892
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Salisbury, Adelaide, 28 November 1951, aged 59 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Salisbury Memorial Park, South Australia
Old General Plot 84
Memorials: Broken Hill Oxide Street Church HR, Silverton IOOF WW1 Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

4 Dec 1914: Enlisted Adelaide, South Australia
1 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1717, 10th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1717, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide

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Biography

Claudius Spencer ADAMS was born on 18th March, 1892 in Mallala, South Australia

His parents were John ADAMS and Eleanor Hannah MARSHMAN

He enlisted as a Private with the 10th Battalion in Adelaide SA - Embarked from Adelaide on 1st April,1915 on HMAT Port Lincoln

He returned to Australia on 10th December, 1918

Claudius married Melita Gladys WILLIAMS on 19th March, 1927 in Broken Hill NSW

He died on 28th November, 1951, Salisbury, Adelaide, SA and is buried in Salisbury Memorial Park Cemetery - Section: Old General, Plot 84, age 59 years

OBITUARY:  The Advertiser Adelaide 29th November 1951

DEATHS:  ADAMS:  On November 28, at hospital, Claudius Spencer, beloved husband of Melita Gladys Adams and loving father of Ronald, Leslie & Gordon aged 59 years.  At rest (formerly of Broken Hill)

IN MEMORIAM:  The Advertiser Adelaide 28th November, 1953

ADAMS:  In loving memory of our dear husband & father Claudius Spencer died November 28th 1951

As time goes by the world forgets, but those who love you will never forget - Ever remembered by his loving wife Melita and sons Ron, Les & Gordon

Medals received  1914-15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal

LINKS TO SITES with more information on 10th Battalion (SA)

http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-conflicts-periods/ww1/1aif/1div/03bde/10th_battalion_aif.htm (www.diggerhistory.info)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10th_Battalion_(Australia) (en.wikipedia.org)

https://www.awm.gov.au/unit/U51450/ (www.awm.gov.au)

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