Private Stanley John Adams

Service number 5027
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Leichhardt
Death Date 1916-08-16
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Stanley John Adams (5027, 4th Battalion), from Randwick, Sydney, NSW, was a plumber before the war. He claimed to be 18 years 1 month old when he enlisted in January 1916. Stanley was killed by a shell at Mouquet Farm, France, on 16 August 1916. He was buried between Mouquet Farm and Pozières but the grave could not be located after the war. His name is recorded on the Australian Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. His father later wrote that Stanley was 16 years old when he died. Stanley's brother, Corporal J.W. Adams of the 1st Battalion, served in both Gallipoli and France.



Date of enlistment 04 January 1916
Date of embarkation 01 April 1916
Date of death 16 August 1916
Date of fate 16 August 1916