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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Adams, Leslie Charles (2556)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 19 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 24 June 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2556            view online service record

371 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
John Richard Adams (father)
371 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 26 August 1915
Ship: HMAT Anchises A68
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion – 8th Reinforcements

KIA: Saturday, 10 August 1918
Place: France

Lance Corporal, 6 Infantry, killed in action 10 August, 1918, France, age 23, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

Parents: John Richard and Mrs W Celia ‘Ciss’ ADAMS, born Crockford Street, Port Melbourne, educated Nott Street SS. Enlisted as a 19-year-old candle maker with his father as next of kin at 371 Princess Street, Port Melbourne. Served in the Citizen Military Forces, Sturt Street Barracks. Brothers 2477, William Joseph ADAMS and 7437, Claude Raymond ADAMS enlisted, the latter discharged as medically unfit after 256 Days in camp. Circular returned from 87 Crockford Street, father then deceased. Three other brothers, two sisters.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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