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Ronald Adams


2nd Machine Gun Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Fraxinus Angustifolia Oxycarpa
  • Planted By: Miss B. Cameron
  • Plaque: 2857

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Ronald Adams was born in Gordon, VIC and was living in Ballarat as a Grocer when he enlisted in the 38th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement on 15 January 1917 at the age of 26. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917.

He reached France in October to serve with the 2nd Machine Gun Battalion. On 22 April 1918 he was Wounded in action and admitted to No 6 Field Ambulance, 22 April 1918 (gassed); transferred to No 12 Casualty Clearing Station, 22 April 1918; to No 12 Ambulance Train, 24 April 1918; to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 25 April 1918; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 3 June 1918; to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 9 June 1918; to Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 29 June 1918; discharged, 3 July 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Camiers, 5 July 1918 and proceeded to unit, 10 July 1918, and rejoined 2nd Machine Gun Bn the same day.

After the war, while awaiting return to Australia he blemished his record by ├Žbeing in possession of a military bicycle without the necessary authority', which cost him seven day's pay. He disembarked from the Persic, at Melbourne, on August 29th 1919.

Tree No 2857

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour