William Rupert ADAMS

ADAMS, William Rupert

Service Number: 152
Enlisted: 17 July 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Killed in Action, France, 9 August 1918
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
Plot 1, Row A, Grave 17 Headstone inscription reads: We who loved him dearly still sadly feel his loss sadly missed, Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 152, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 152, 29th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 152, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
28 Apr 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 66th Infantry Battalion, From 29th Battalion
22 Nov 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 29th Infantry Battalion, From 66th Battalion
22 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 29th Infantry Battalion, In France
9 Aug 1918: Involvement Corporal, 152, 29th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 152 awm_unit: 29th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Corporal awm_died_date: 1918-08-09

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Next of kin given as his sister Lilian Adams of 8 Railway Place, Footscray, Victoria.  Birth name registered as William Burkhill. Son of Walter James Burkhill and Louisa Mary Burkhill nee Adams

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