Adams, Arthur James (Private, b.1888 - d.1916)

Accession Number 1DRL/0004
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Diary
Maker Adams, Arthur James
Place made Egypt, France, France: Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres, Greece: Aegean Islands, Lemnos, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/32
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the First World War service of 78 Private Arthur James Adams, 13 Field Ambulance, Gallipoli and France, 1915-1916. Collection consists of a handwritten diary covering the period 1 January 1915 until Adams' wounding at Pozieres, 8 August 1916 (he died of wounds 9 August 1916). The diary includes regular detailed entries covering conditions and routine tasks of Field Ambulance under enemy fire. Entries for 9 May 1915 and 19 May 1915 mention Jack Simpson and his donkey. The diary also mentions weather details, leave activities and names a number of wounded soldiers and their injuries.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Private Arthur James Adams, 13 Field Ambulance, AIF, who on 9 August died of wounds received a few days earlier in the Battle of Pozieres. Other biographical details concerning him are:- Carpenter and joiner, of Brisbane, Queensland, born Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, England, age at time of death 28, arrived in Australia when 22 years old; educated at the Wolverton County School, and had been a student at the Science and Arts Institute in that town; had served in the 1st Bucks Territorials for about 3 years.