Harcourt (Duke) ADAMS

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ADAMS, Harcourt

Service Number: 2496
Enlisted: 10 June 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glamorgan, Tas., 8 August 1890
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Seafaring
Died: Killed in action, Pozieres, Somme Sector, France, 9 August 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

10 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2496, 15th Infantry Battalion
17 Jul 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2496, 15th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
17 Jul 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2496, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne

War Service

Born 08 August 1890 in Glamorgan, Tasmania.
Son of Frederick ADAMS & Alice nee QUINN
Of 43 Smith St, Hobart, Tasmania
Occupation prior to enlisting: Seafaring
Enlisted: 10 June 1915
Embarkation: 17 July 1915 from Melbourne per ‘Orsova’
Age: 24 years
Served in Egypt, Gallipoli & France
Killed in Action at Pozieres, France on 9 August 1916
Aged 26 years
Commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Frederick ADAMS and Alice nee QUINN

Mrs. Alice Adams, of 43 Smith-street, has been notified by the military authorities that her only son, Private Harcourt (Duke) Adams has been missing in France since August 9. He left here fourteen months ago for the front, and was in the evacuation of Gallipoli.  Previous to enlisting he was in the employ of Messrs, W. Holyman and Sons. He attained his 26th birthday on August 8.