Trooper William Henry Adams

Service number 611
Ranks Held Private, Trooper
Birth Date 1897-11-18
Birth Place Australia: Queensland, Thargomindah
Death Date 1915-05-13
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Gallipoli Peninsula
Final Rank Trooper
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Trooper William Henry Adams (611, 2nd Australian Light Horse) was born in Thargomindah, Queensland, on 18 November 1897. He was working as a motor mechanic in Brisbane, QLD when he enlisted on 4 September 1914. William was killed in action near Quinns post, Gallipoli on 13/14 May 1915. He is buried in Shrapnel Valley Cemetery. He was 17 years 6 months at the time of his death. William’s brother Sergeant Vivian Douglas Adams was also killed at Gallipoli on 31 October 1915.



Date of birth 18 November 1897
Date of enlistment 04 September 1914
Date of embarkation 20 December 1914
Date of death 13 May 1915
Date of fate 29 May 1915