Thomas Clifford ADAMS

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ADAMS, Thomas Clifford

Service Number: 6473
Enlisted: 1 July 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Burnside, South Australia, 4 May 1885
Home Town: Black Forest, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Marryatville Public School & Pulteney Grammar School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 21 September 1917, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, National War Memorial (South Australia), Unley Arch*, Unley HB01 Town Hall*
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6473, 10th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
23 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6473, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Adelaide
23 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6473, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6473, 10th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road

Obituary

The Register Wednesday 05 June 1918 page 8

Pte. Thomas Clifford Adams, eldest surviving son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Adams, of Gordon Road Back Forest Estate, was killed in action on September 21, 1917. The deceased enlisted in June, 1916, and embarked for England in October with the 10th Battalion. After a few months training it camp at Salisbury Plains he was drafted to France. He was born at Bumside on May 4, 1885, and received his early education at the Marryatville Public School, completing at the Pulteney Street Grammar School. Later he entered the employ of Messrs. Macrow & Sons, and remained with them, with tbe exception of two short intervals, almost up to the time of his enlistment. He was of a gentle and lovable disposition and had many friends by whom he will be surely missed. He was a member of the Black Forest Baptist Church, and Secretary of the Sunday School. His younger brother Pte. R.M.Adams was wounded in France, and his brother-in-law, Pte. T. K. Barnes, who was recently wounded, is also in England.

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Biography

Son of William Materman ADAMS and Mary Gertrude nee BARNES