John (Jack) ADAMS



Service Number: 2562
Enlisted: 25 July 1915, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tumbarumba, New South Wales, Australia, 5 February 1894
Home Town: Tumbarumba, Tumbarumba, New South Wales
Schooling: Tumbarumba Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Shot through chest in no mans land, Pozieres, France, 26 July 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Tumbarumba District War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

25 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2562, Cootamundra, New South Wales
2 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2562, 20th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2562, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
26 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2562, 20th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by Larry Adams

"...2562 Private John (Jack) Adams... 20th Battalion, of Tumbarumba, NSW. A labourer, enlisted... on 5 August 1915, and embarked with the 6th Reinforcements from Sydney onboard HMAT Euripides (A14) on 2 November. Arrived in France for service on the Western Front on 25 March 1916... Took part in the Battle of Pozieres and... was killed in action on 26 July 1916, aged 23 years..." - SOURCE (