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ADAMSON Robert Syme

Service number 631

Robert Syme Adamson returned to Australia on the 27thApril 1919. Discharged on the 9th August 1919.

Died on the 13th October 1952. Buried on the 15thOctober 1952 at Berwick Cemetery

Berwick Shire News 19th May 1915.

“A most enjoyable valedictory social evening and presentation was given to Pte R Adamson at Beaconsfield. There was an exceptionally large attendance and in the capable hands of Mr Geo Bould everything went as merrily as the proverbial marriage bell. After dancing had been enjoyed for about two hours Mr A R Bragg, who acted as chairman, delivered an address, referring to complimentary terms to the guest of the evening; Messrs E Williams, J Rosier and H McCann also spoke. All the addresses were patriotic in spirit and were particularly suited to the occasion. The chairman, on behalf of the local residents, presented Pte Adamson with a handsome wristlet watch, a fountain pen and suitably inscribed gold medal and asked him to accept them as a token of goodwill and esteem. Mr James Adamson returned the thanks on behalf of his son in a few chosen remarks. A sumptuous supper was enjoyed and dancing resumed. The patriotic element was very pronounced at the gathering, and since then quite a number of Beaconsfield boys have signified their intention of enlisting.”

Name ADAMSON, Robert Syme
Service Number 631
Rank Private
Roll Light Horse Regiment 1-7 Reinforcements (June-November 1915)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 25thJune 1915
City Sydney
Ship HMAT Ceramic A40
Age 22 years
Birth Place 8thAugust 1892, Berwick, Victoria
Father James Adamson, Beaconsfield, Victoria
Mother Agnes Maud Mary (Randle) Adamson
Religion Church of England
Occupation Station Hand
Residence Beaconsfield, Victoria
Enlisted 20thJanuary 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Height 5 feet, 7 ¾ inches
Complexion Medium; Eyes- Grey; Hair- Light Brown