Lex William Hickson ADAMS


ADAMS, Lex William Hickson

Service Number: 1201945
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR)
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 29 December 1947
Home Town: Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, South Vietnam, 31 March 1971, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Mount Gravatt General Cemetery & Crematorium
Lawn Cemetery - ANZAC Portion 2 Section H Grave 672
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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Vietnam War Service

12 May 1970: Involvement Australian Army, Private, SN 1201945, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR)

Always in my heart

I watched the new Pan movie with your grand daughters recently and there is a line in the movie where a young Pan says to his Mother "how do you miss someone you have never met?"
It is a question I have asked myself often, you see although we never met there is not one day that has gone by or will go by in my lifetime that you are not in my thoughts, my prayers and my heart

So Dad I just want you to know that Remembrance Day for me is everyday, and that I will love and miss you always and forever

Hugs and Kisses

Lisa xxx



I worked with Lex at OPSM Wickham Tce, Brisbane Qld till his deployment to Vietnam. He rang me before he left and said he would catch up when he returned. Sadly that wasn't to be. I think of Lex often and specially on ANZAC DAY. RIP Lex

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1201945 Private Lex William Hickson Adams, 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment Age 23 from Coolangatta. A mortar man and rifleman, he was killed in action in a bunker system in Phuoc Tuy Province on March 31st 1971. At three years of age he and his brother John were fostered by the Norris Family. He left a daughter, Lisa. 

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