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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Adair, James Gilbert (3676)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 42 years 1 month

Enlistment Details: Monday, 9 August 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3676            view online service record

‘The Buchan’, Swallow Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mary Carmel Adair (wife)
‘The Buchan’, Swallow Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 23 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Ceramic A40
Port: Adelaide, SA
Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion – 12th Reinforcements

RTA: Wednesday, 5 July 1916
Discharged: Sunday, 10 September 1916

In late 1919, J Gilbert Adair applied to Port Melbourne Council for the combined position of Dog Registration Officer, Meter Reader and Assistant Collector for Electric Supply. Over 100 applications were received*.

Prior to the war he had worked for the Department of Lands & Surveys in Perth, WA for 10 years but had returned to Melbourne because of the climate. Currently he was working for the Land Tax Branch in the Federal Tax Department.

At the time of his application he was married and living at 33 Swallow Street.

Another returned soldier, Sydney Ryan Carns was the successful applicant.

* The file of handwritten applications is part of the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society Collection

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