Adam Lancelot (Lance) ADAMSON

ADAMSON, Adam Lancelot

Service Number: NX2686
Enlisted: 3 November 1939, Millers Point, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Divisional Supply Column (AASC)
Born: Rose Park, South Australia, 4 September 1916
Home Town: Penola, Wattle Range, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver
Died: Natural causes, Geelong, Victoria, 28 July 2013, aged 96 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, South Australian Garden of Remembrance
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World War 2 Service

3 Nov 1939: Involvement Driver, NX2686
3 Nov 1939: Enlisted Millers Point, New South Wales
3 Nov 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, NX2686
28 Sep 1945: Discharged Driver, NX2686, 6th Divisional Supply Column (AASC)
28 Sep 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, NX2686

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Adam Lancelot (Lance) ADAMSON was born in Rose Park, South Australia on 4th September, 1916

His parents were Adam Donald ADAMSON and Corelly Elizabeth ROBINSON

He  enlisted in Millers Point, Sydney on 3rd November 1939 with the 6 Australian Divisional Supply Column AASC

He was captured in Greece and became a prisoner of war in Stalag, Lavamund, Work Camp 10030GW in 1941

He was discharged on 28th September, 1945 & returned to Australia in 1945  - he married on 29th November, 1947 to Mary CZYNSKI - he lived in the Geelong area in Victoria until his death

Adam died on 28th July, 2013 in Geelong - he was 96 years of age

He was cremated on 1st August 2013 & the service was conducted by Tuckers Funeral Directors - his ashes have not been interred at any of the cemeteries in the area and were picked up by the Funeral Directors - Source: Geelong Cemeteries Trust, 141 Ormond Road, East Geelong


BORDER WATCH Mount Gambier, SA  6th September, 1941

Penola soldier a Prisoner.

Mr. & Mrs. A. D. ADAMSON of "Yallala" Penola learned this week that their eldest son Driver Lance Adamson is a prisoner of the war and interred at Stalag, Germany. Driver Adamson was reported missing many weeks ago.  He enlisted soon after the outbreak of war.


Mr. & Mrs. A D ADAMSON of Penola last week received their first letter from their son, Private Lance Adamson since he has been a prisoner of war in Germany. He stated that he was well and was being well cared for and spoke in glowing terms of the beauty of the country in which the camp was situated

BORDER WATCH - 21st August, 1945

Lance Adamson of Penola who was a prisoner of war in Germany arrived in Mount Gambier by Ansetts plane service on Friday.  He told his brother Alan when he met him at the aerodrome that it was good to be home again.