Ernest Alfred Walter ADAMS DCM

ADAMS, Ernest Alfred Walter

Service Number: 2552
Enlisted: 5 August 1915, Enlisted at Goulburn, NSW
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 56th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne Victoria, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Cathcart, Bombala, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Storekeeper
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World War 1 Service

5 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2552, 20th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Goulburn, NSW
2 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 2552, 20th Infantry Battalion
2 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 2552, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
16 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 56th Infantry Battalion, From 20th Battalion
18 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 56th Infantry Battalion
18 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 56th Infantry Battalion
10 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 56th Infantry Battalion
15 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, 2552, 56th Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wound to the jaw. Evacuated to England from Rouen on 19 May 1917
1 Jan 1918: Honoured Distinguished Conduct Medal, For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He set a splendid example to his men during an intense enemy bombardment by assisting the wounded and clearing and rebuilding the damaged trenches. He did excellent work, particularly as a patrol leader, on many other occasions. London Gazette on 1 January 1918, page 65, position 1 Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 30 August 1918, page 1782, position 40
17 Oct 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, 2552, 56th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 2nd Military District as medically unfit due to wounding

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son Florence Snelling of 41 Clifton Street, Richmond, Victoria. Brother of Herbert Walter Adams who was killed in action on 8 August 1918 while serving with the 14th Battalion. Buried in the Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery. Plot 1, Row B, Grave 28

 Commenced return to Australia on 7 June 1918

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal