Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
15/04/1895
Geburtsort:
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Arbeiter

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
2367
Einberufung datum:
07/06/1916
Einberufung ort:
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Infantry, 54th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
17/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Celtic Wood, Belgien
Todesursache:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Alter:
22

Begräbnisplatz

Tyne Cot Cemetery
Grabstelle: XXXIII
Reihe: G
Grab: 1

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Zusätzliche Informationen

Alfred Adams was born in 1895 in Dubbo, New South Wales. He was the son of Edward and Emma Adams and worked as a labourer till he joined the Australian Expeditionary Force in June 1916.

By February 1917 he served in “A” Company of the 54th Battalion Australian Infantry, part of the 14th Australian Brigade, of the 5th Australian Division. From September onward the Division participated in the Battle of Passchendaele. Seeing action in The Battle of the Menin Road (20 – 25 Sep), The Battle of Polygon Wood (26 Sep – 3 Oct), The Battle of Poelcapelle (9 Oct) and The First Battle of Passchendaele (12 Oct).

On the 17th of October 1917, the 54th Battalion relieved the 59th Battalion in the frontline at the hamlet of Molenaarelsthoek on the Broodseinde Ridge. At 5 p.m. all Companies set out from the Westhoek Ridge. The relief was completed without casualties by 7 p.m., with “A” Company taking up positions in the first line near Celtic. About 10 p.m. the frontline was heavily shelled by the German artillery. Four other ranks were killed and 41 men were wounded, due to the shelling. According to an eyewitness report, Alfred was sitting down in a trench at Celtic when a shell exploded near to him, killing him outright. The 22-year old was buried by his comrades close to where he fell. His remains were exhumed after the war and interred in Tyne Cot Cemetery.

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"Our gift to the empire : 54th Australian Infantry Battalion, 1916-1919", St. Claire R., Newcastle, 2006, pg. 145-149.
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Australian War Memorial
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P11026989
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/461706/adams,-alfred/
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Service Record
http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/BasicSearch.aspx
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The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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War Diary Australian Infantry 54th Bn.
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1338583
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