Thomas Clifford ADAMS

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, Belgium
II E 3, Hooge Crater Cemetery, Passchendaele, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burnside & District - Fallen Soldiers Memorial Trees - Rose Park, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6473, 10th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
23 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6473, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Melbourne embarkation_ship_number: A16 public_note: ''
23 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6473, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Adelaide
21 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6473, 10th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road


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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Son of William Materman ADAMS and Mary Gertrude nee BARNES