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Service number 10131

John Adamson returned to Australia on the 12th May 1919. Discharged on the 7thJune 1919.

Berwick Shire Guardian (9thApril 1914)

“Residents of Beaconsfield and surrounding district are looking forward to the annual gathering of the Beaconsfield Athletic Club on Easter Monday 13th April for which Messrs JR & John Adamson are making preparations.”

In 1915 John was the Hon Secretary for the Beaconsfield Sports Club.

On the 30th April 1923 John married Elaine Pell from Colac, Victoria.

After the war he continued his occupation as carpenter.

John and his family were well known residents of Beaconsfield.


Died on the 6thNovember 1978.

Cremated on the 9thNovember 1978 at Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

Name ADAMSON, John
Service Number 10131
Rank Private
Roll 1 Australian Stationary Hospital 14-16 Reinforcements.

2 Australian Stationary Hospital 14-16 Reinforcements. Dermatological Hospital 3 and 4 Reinforcements.

1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station 3-5 Reinforcements.

2 Casualty Clearing Station and 1-5 Reinforcements.

3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station 1 Reinforcements.

1 Sanitary Section 1-5 Reinforcements. (November 1915-May 1916).

Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 29th March 1916
City Melbourne
Ship RMS Orontes
Age 27 years
Birth Place 1889, Malvern, Victoria
Father James Adamson, Beaconsfield, Victoria
Mother Agnes Maud Mary (Randle) Adamson
Religion Church of England
Occupation Carpenter
Residence Beaconsfield, Victoria
Enlisted 30thAugust 1915
Height 5 feet, 7½ inches
Complexion Medium; Eyes- Blue; Hair- Dark