Arthur James ADAMS


ADAMS, Arthur James

Service Number: 78
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Field Ambulance
Born: Wolverton, England, 1888
Home Town: New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Joiner
Died: Died of wounds, Pozieres, France, 9 August 1916
Cemetery: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot 111.Row D, Grave 2 Headstone inscription reads: In sacred memory of our dearly beloved son yet again we hope to meet him
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Windsor War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

25 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 78, 3rd Field Ambulance, Pozières
25 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 78, 3rd Field Ambulance, HMAT Rangatira, Brisbane
9 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 78, Pozières

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

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

Prior to arriving in Australian he served an apprenticeship  with Wolverton Joiners Limited in Buckinghamshire

From 1905-1910 he also served with the Buckinghamshire Territorial Volunteers


78 Dvr (later Pte) Arthur James Adams, 3rd (later 13th) Field Ambulance, of Brisbane, Qld, son of G Adams, Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, England. A joiner prior to enlisting, he embarked from Brisbane aboard HMAT Rangatira (A22) on 22 September 1914. He died at the 13th Field Ambulance Hospital, France on 9 August 1916, from wounds received in action, aged 28. He is buried in the Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, France." -SOURCE (