ADAMS, Murray Dawson

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

Service Details

Branch of Service
Army
Conflict
World War II
Date of Enlistment
07/06/1940
Date of Discharge
23/11/1945
Place of Enlistment
Paddington NSW

Personal Details

Gender
Male
Date of Birth
16/10/1916
Place of Birth
Adelaide, South Australia
Address (at enlistment)
Melbourne Avenue, Forrest ACT
Occupation
Public Servant
Next of Kin
Arthur Adams (father), Melbourne Avenue, Forrest ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
NX30852
Final Rank
Gunner
Final Unit
2/6 Australian Field Regiment

Notes

Murray Adams and his family moved to Canberra before the war because his father was a Parliamentary Reporter. He was farewelled at the Hotel Civic in October 1940 along with five other gunners and served with the 12th Battery, 2/6th Field Regiment in Palestine, Syria and Lebanon during 1941 before moving to New Guinea in 1943. By 1967 Adams was living in Braddon and still with the public service. He died on 10 May 1991 and was cremated at Norwood Park.

Sources

The Yarralumlan : Magazine of the Canberra High School, 1945 (p.12)
WWII Nominal Roll http://www.ww2roll.gov.au
Roll of Voters - The Territory for the Seat of Government 1928
ACT Electoral Rolls 1928 to 1967 http://canberraheritageportal.org/default.php
The Canberra Times - 12 October 1938, 23 October 1940, 13 November 1940, 27 January 1941, 11 May 1991

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