|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||3 wallets: 3 cm|
Adams, William Affleck
|Place made||France, United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Salisbury, United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Salisbury Plain, Salisbury|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM93 12/11/40|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Adams, William Affleck (Major, b.1869 - d.1917)
Collection of letters (photocopies) relating to service of Major William Affleck Adams, DSO 3 Pioneer Battalion, France, 1916-1917. Letters written to Adams' wife and children describe training in England and action in France. Adams comments on service life; mail services and clothing and food supplies. In the letters Adams reflects on changes and conflicts within the battalion command. Letters also report on military actions within France in which the battalion participated. Letters contain endearments to wife and children. Letter to wife, 12 November 1916 cautions against son enlisting. Included in the collection are several condolence letters relating to Adams' death in the third battle at Ypres on 15 October 1917. Photocopies made 1927. Location of originals unknown. Letters not in chronological order and some letters incomplete.
Biographical note: Major William Affleck Adams, DSO, 3 Australian Pioneers, AIF. Mentioned in Despatches. Killed in action, Ypres, 15 Oct 1917. Age 48. Son of John Fulton Adams and Margaret Robertson Adams. Husband of Mrs E E Adams of 118 Barker's Rd., Hawthorn, Victoria. Native of Glasgow, Scotland.