Arthur Edward ADAMS DCM, DCM

ADAMS, Arthur Edward

Service Number: 129
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Rosewood Queensland, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Rosewood, Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Stanthorpe Queensland, Australia, 10 February 1925, cause of death not yet discovered, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Ipswich General Cemetery, Qld
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World War 1 Service

9 Nov 1915: Involvement SN 129, 31st Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1915: Embarked SN 129, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
17 Mar 1917: Honoured Distinguished Conduct Medal, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At Bapaume during action 14-17 March 1917, his work all through was of high merit. On the evening of the 14 march, with a fighting patrol of 50 men, he attempted to effect an entrance through a strongly wired position at Till Trench but was held up by machine gun fire which was causing casualties. This Warrant Officer seized a Lewis gun, and quickly taking up a position on the enemy's flank, he engaged the hostile gun at point-blank range, silenced it and thus saved many casualties.
17 Mar 1917: Honoured Distinguished Conduct Medal, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At Bapaume during action 14-17 March 1917, his work all through was of high merit. On the evening of the 14 march, with a fighting patrol of 50 men, he attempted to effect an entrance through a strongly wired position at Till Trench but was held up by machine gun fire which was causing casualties. This Warrant Officer seized a Lewis gun, and quickly taking up a position on the enemy's flank, he engaged the hostile gun at point-blank range, silenced it and thus saved many casualties.
15 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN 129, 31st Infantry Battalion

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