Studio portrait of brothers 2562 Private (Pte) John (Jack) Adams (seated) and 2563 Pte George ...

Unit 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P08737.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Toned black & white print
Maker Crown Studios
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of brothers 2562 Private (Pte) John (Jack) Adams (seated) and 2563 Pte George Raphael Burnard Adams, both 20th Battalion, of Tumbarumba, NSW. John, a labourer, and George, a butcher, enlisted together on 5 August 1915, and embarked with the 6th Reinforcements from Sydney onboard HMAT Euripides (A14) on 2 November. They arrived in France for service on the Western Front on 25 March 1916. The brothers took part in the Battle of Pozieres and Pte John Adams was killed in action on 26 July 1916, aged 23 years. Pte George Adams was awarded the Military Medal (MM) on 16 August 1916 for "conspicuous and continued bravery" at Pozieres. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal (Cpl) on 1 December 1916 and Sergeant (Sgt) on 7 July 1918. On 8 July 1918 he was wounded in action in France. Pte George Adams MM returned to Australia on 9 December 1918.