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ADAMSON James Randle


Service number 19

James Randle Adamson was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations at Bellicourt on 29th September, 1918. Discharged on the 15th August 1919.

On the 23rd December 1919 James married Ethel Sedgam in Essendon, Victoria. After the war James continued to live in Beaconsfield and was employed as a carpenter/builder.

Died in March, 1958 at Beaconsfield, Victoria. Funeral service was on the 17th March 1958, buried at Berwick Cemetery, Victoria.

South Bourke and Mornington Journal (16th January 1919)

“Signaller JR Adamson, son of Mr J Adamson, J.P. of Beaconsfield has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry at Bellicourt. Sig Adamson is identical with the left hand bowler of the Berwick team in pre-war days, a good sport and fine cricketer. He left in November, 1915, with the 29th Battalion, and has passed through every stunt that the 29th were in, unscathed. He has two other brothers on active service also – Bob, in the 13th LH, and Jack in the Army Medical. Truly a patriotic family.”

Name ADAMSON James Randle
Service Number 19
Rank Signaller
Roll 29 Infantry Battalion November 1915
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 10th November 1915
City Melbourne
Ship HMAT Ascanius All
Age 31 years
Birth Place 15th April 1884, Petersham, New South Wales
Father James Adamson, Beaconsfield, Victoria
Mother Agnes Maud Mary Randle
Religion Church of England
Occupation Carpenter
Residence Beaconsfield, Victoria
Enlisted 10th July 1915
Height 5 feet, 7 3/4 inches
Complexion Fresh; Eyes- Brown; Hair- Black