Private Arthur James Adams
|Birth place:||United Kingdom: England, Buckinghamshire, Wolverton|
|Death date:||9 August 1916|
|Service number:||78 - First World War, 1914-1918|
|Unit:||13th Australian Field Ambulance|
Arthur James Adams was born in England at Wolverton, Buckinghamshire during 1888. He was educated at the Wolverton County School and the Wolverton Science and Arts Institute. Adams migrated to Australia at age 22 and worked as a carpenter and joiner in Brisbane. His father, a Mr G Adams, still resided in Buckinghamshire at the outbreak of war.
Adams enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 13 August 1914. He had some prior military experience in the reserve forces, having served for about 3 years in the 1st Bucks Territorials. He initially served as a driver in the 3rd Field Ambulance, but was later transferred to the rank of private in the 13th Field Ambulance.
Following basic training, Adams boarded HMAT Rangatira and embarked from Brisbane on 25 October 1914. Adams was seriously wounded on 8 August 1916 during the battle of Pozières. He died of wounds shortly afterwards on 9 August 1916. Arthur Adams is buried at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery, France.
A tree planted in memory of 78 Lance Corporal Arthur James Adams of the 13th Field Ambulance, AIF, who died on 9 August 1916 from wounds received during the battle for Pozieres. The tree was probably planted at Albion, Brisbane.H12619
Studio portrait of 78 Dvr (later Pte) Arthur James Adams, 3rd (later 13th) Field Ambulance, of Brisbane, Qld, son of G Adams, Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, England. A joiner prior to enlisting, he embarked from Brisbane aboard HMAT Rangatira (A22) on 22 September 1914. He died at the 13th Field...P05301.256
Grave of 78 Private (Pte) Arthur James Adams, 13th Field Ambulance AAMC of Brisbane, Qld. Pte Adams was killed in action at Pozieres on 9 August 1916 and is buried at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery.P08518.004
Portrait of 78 Private (Pte) Arthur James Adams, 13th Field Ambulance. A carpenter, originally from Wolverhampton, England, Pte Adams was killed in action at Pozieres, France, on 9 August 1916. He was 28.H12618
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...1DRL/0004
Diary relating to the First World War service of 78 Private Arthur James Adams, 13th Field Ambulance. The diary was written at Gallipoli between 1 January 1915 to 8 August 1916 and contains detailed entries describing the weather conditions, routine tasks of the Field Ambulance unit and the...RCDIG0000195
Miscellaneous items relating to the First World War service of 78 Private Arthur James Adams, 13th Field Ambulance. This file contains: Train ticket for journey between Pont Limoun and 'Marg', [n.d.]; Article containing transcripts of wireless messages printed in the Peninsula Press, 21 July...RCDIG0000196
|Date of birth||1888|
|Date of embarkation||1914-09-25|
|Date of death||1916-08-09|