Thomas Michael ADAMS

ADAMS, Thomas Michael

Service Numbers: 2451, R2451, V372451
Enlisted: 15 June 1915, Enlisted in Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd (VIC) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Born: Collingwood, Yarra - Victoria, Australia, 20 June 1895
Home Town: Abbotsford, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fitter and Turner
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World War 1 Service

15 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2451, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted in Victoria
16 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2451, 8th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Demosthenes embarkation_ship_number: A64 public_note: ''
23 Oct 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 2nd Division Engineers, From 8th Battalion
7 Oct 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN R2451, Field Company Engineers, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
7 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN R2451, Field Company Engineers, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '5' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
23 Feb 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, Field Company Engineers, From 2nd Division Engineers
8 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 2451, 10th Field Company Engineers, In France. Gassed
5 Aug 1917: Transferred Sapper, Australian Flying Corps (AFC), From 10 Field Company Engineers
8 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, SN 2451, Australian Flying Corps (AFC), Discharged at the 3rd Military District

World War 2 Service

15 Mar 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), SN V372451, 2nd (VIC) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
15 Mar 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V372451
31 Oct 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), SN V372451, 2nd (VIC) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Discharged in Victoria

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Benjamin Adams and Threase Adams nee O'Mara of 41 Valiant Street, Abbotsford, Victoria

When he enlisted for WW1 he was apprenticed to Australian Galvanising Works of Beckett Street, Melbourne, Victoria

On 29 January 1916 he embarked for Australia for three months change due to Enteric aboard HT Suffolk

Commenced return to Australia on 6 May 1919 aboard Kaisir-a-Hind

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

Husband of Florence Annie Adams nee Campbell. Thomas and Florence married on 22 April 1922 in Victoria. In 1941 they were residing at 22 Jenkins Street, Northcote, Victoria

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