ADAMS, Gordon

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

Service Details

Branch of Service
Army
Conflict
World War I
Date of Enlistment
25/08/1914
Date of Discharge
25/08/1919
Place of Enlistment
Sydney NSW

Personal Details

Gender
Male
Place of Birth
Easton, Hampshire, England
Address (at enlistment)
Royal Military College, Duntroon ACT
Occupation
Soldier
Next of Kin
Robert, Alfred and Thirga Adams (siblings), England

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
68
Final Rank
Squadron Sergeant Major
Final Unit
1 Signal Troop AIF

Notes

Adams was an Englishman who began working as a groom at the Royal Military College, Duntroon in June 1913. He had spent 18 years in the British Army with the 5th Dragoon Guards and served in the Boer War. He enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war in August 1914 and served on Gallipoli from May 1915 until the evacuation in December 1915. Adams served in the Sinai and Palestine campaigns with the 1st Signal Troop as Squadron Sergeant Major. He returned to Duntroon after his discharge in August 1919.

Description - height 5 feet 10 inches, weight 178 pounds, chest 35-38 inches, medium complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, Wesleyan.

Sources

NAA RecordSearch - Series B2455 (First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914-1920)
Ross Howarth, 'Civilians employed at the Royal Military College of Australia, Duntroon, from 1911 to 1931', RMC Duntroon, November 2000
Queanbeyan Age - 27 July 1920

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