George Edward ADAMS

George Edward Adams Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
England
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
20-August-1915
Place
Brisbane
Age
37
Status
Married
Service No
1541
Rank
Private
Unit
2nd Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcements
Embarked
30-November-1915
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
Gunner
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
12 March 1917
Place
Bapaume, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Warlencourt British Cemetery, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba’s Mothers’ Memorial.

 

In July 1916, George Adams was transferred to the 2nd Trench Mortar Battery as a gunner, and was with this unit when he was killed. He was buried in an isolated grave at Bapaume near the battle site. In 1924 the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission exhumed his remains and re-interred them at Warlencourt British Cemetery.

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