Frederick Charles ADAMS

ADAMS, Frederick Charles

Service Number: 1651
Enlisted: 26 January 1915, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Lochee, Dundee, Scotland, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Died of wounds, France, 19 August 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery
Plot 1, Row P, Grave 20, Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Wimereux, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
16 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1651, 21st Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
16 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1651, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
19 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 1651, 57th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
Date unknown: Involvement 57th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Lochee  is an area in the west of Dundee, Scotland. Until the 19th century, it was a separate town, but was eventually surrounded by the expanding Dundee.

'Lochee' originally referred to the area in which weavers' cottages were situated at the burn which flowed through Balgay Lochee; thus, they were at the eye of the loch or Loch E'e, which eventually became Lochee.

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Date of enlistment: 26.01.1915

Place of enlistment: Shepparton, Victoria.

He was 21.

Dundee paid a high price for her war efforts. By the armistice, over 4,000 men and several women had made the ultimate sacrifice. Their names are recorded in the city’s Roll of Honour


Arrived in Australia aged 18 years

57 Battalion

Rank - Lance Corporal

20 April 1916 - Admitted to hospital with Tuberculois

21 April 1916 - Rejoined unit from hospital

18 August 1918 - Wounded in action. Severe shell wound, left leg

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of James and Jane Moire Adams, of 30 South Road, Lochee, Dundee, Scotland