ADAMS, Francis Leonard

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Notes
  5. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Air Force
World War II (1939-1945)
Date of Enlistment
Date of Discharge
Place of Enlistment
Sydney NSW

Personal Details

Other Name(s)
Known as 'Frank'
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
North Sydney, NSW
Address (at enlistment)
Telopea Park, Kingston ACT
School(s) Attended
St. Christopher's School (Manuka)
Next of Kin
Talbot (Tom) Adams (father), Telopea Park, Barton ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
Final Rank
Leading Aircraftman
Final Unit
165 Radar Station


Frank Adams' father was a master butcher and business man and opened (with his brothers) one of the first butcher shops in Kingston in the 1920s. Frank attained his leaving certificate in 1940 while attending St. Christopher's School in Manuka and joined the public service before enlisting in 1943. Adams' final unit, 165 Radar Station, was based near Richmond in western Sydney during the war. He died in Grafton NSW on 21 January 1990.


The Canberra Times - 13 December 1934, 12 December 1940, 9 August 1943, 23 January 1990
ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection - HMSS 0468
WWII Nominal Roll
ACT Electoral Rolls 1916 to 1967

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