Raymond ADAMS MM

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ADAMS, Raymond

Service Numbers: Officer, 1615
Enlisted: 10 January 1916, Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, 21 February 1882
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Hutchins School & Hobart Univesity
Occupation: Solicitor
Died: Killed In Action, Bullecourt, France, Belgium, 12 October 1917, aged 35 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hobart Roll of Honour, Lindisfarne Officers of the 12th Battalion Pictorial Honour Roll, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), University of Tasmania, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

10 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 12th Infantry Battalion, Hobart, Tasmania
19 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1615, 47th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Townsville, QLD
20 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1615, 47th Infantry Battalion, SS Hawkes Bay, Sydney
20 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1615, 47th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
20 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne
6 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)
23 Jun 1917: Honoured Military Medal, For consistent devotion to duty whilst acting as a company runner during the attack and capture of final objective east of the Messines between 7 June and 11 June 1917. He carried despatches continously through heavy enemy barrages to and from the front line. On on occasion whilst on a journey he carried a wounded to safely after delivering his despatch London Gazette on 16 August 1917, page 8426, position 2 Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 20 December 1917, page 3376, position 12

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Biography

Son of Robert Patten and Kate Adams. Brother of Miss Madoline B Adams, c/o Clerk, Walker and Hore, 116 Collins Street, Hobart, Tasmania

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Raymond Henry Adams and Annastasia Adams nee Costello of John Street, Cooktown,QLD

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal