Adams, Willie (359)

Place of Birth: Beaufort, VIC

Age: 37 years 11 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 6 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 359            view online service record

Address:
83 Beach Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Louisa Ada Adams (wife)
83 Beach Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 16 July 1915
Ship: HMAT Demosthenes A64
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train – 2nd Reinforcements

Fate:
RTA: Tuesday, 21 November 1916
Discharged: Tuesday, 20 February 1917


Willie’s wife, Louisa, who ran the Anzac Cafe at 83 Beach Street, wrote to the Standard newspaper in January 1916 defending Willie’s war service against wrongful reports being circulated locally.

1916 ‘Driver W. Adams.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 29 January, p. 2, viewed 6 January, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91167510

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1917 ‘ELECTRIC SPARKS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 6 January, p. 3. , viewed 22 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88368160

1917 ‘HER SIXTEENTH BIRTHDAY.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 4 August, p. 3. , viewed 04 Aug 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88367998

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