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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a farmer by trade, John Edward Adams was 28 years and single when enlisted on 28th March 1916 from Mildura, Victoria in 38th Battalion, D Company with Embarkation Roll number of 23/55/1 AWM. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20th of June 1916 and disembarked Plymouth, England on 10th August 1916 then proceeded overseas to France on 22nd of November 1916. He received a promoted to Lance Corporal on the 7th of August 1917 then promoted temporary Corporal on the 23rd of October 1917; Corporal on the 12th of December 1917; promoted Temporary Sergeant on the 12th of December 1917 anbd after a short leave in Paris was promoted Sergeant on the 13th of January 1918.
John was admitted to Hospital from time to time for mumps, rheumatism, trench feet and scabies, pyrexia of unknown origin, urethritis, venereal disease, pleurisy and pneumonia from 22nd February 1917 to 1 September 1919.
Finally commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Raranga', 8 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 October 1919; discharged Melbourne as medically unfit on the 19th of December 1919.
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