Friday, 14 September 2018

T E Adams Q187167

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Thomas Edward ADAMS


Service number: Q187167.  Age: 55 years 6 months.  Enlisted: 26 Oct 1939.
Occupation: Farmer.  Next of kin: (wife) Mrs Marion Adams.
Address on enlistment:  Toorbul.
Military base at Gaythorne, Queensland, 1946.[1]

Service Summary:
26 Oct 1939: 1 Garrison Battalion (administrative battalion).[2]

Served in Brisbane at Gaythorne.

22 Mar 1941: Discharged in Brisbane.

Life Summary:
Thomas Edward Adams was born in 1884 in England and married Marion Bruce Gales in 1909 at Warra, Queensland. Thomas Adams [2284] served in the First World War in the 3 Field Artillery Brigade at Gallipoli and France. At that time Thomas Adams and his wife were living in Sydney.

After the Second World War, Thomas Adams returned to Toorbul and continued his farming pursuits and moved to Lagoon Creek by 1949. Thomas Adams, aged 73, died 24 Sep 1957.

Thomas Adams’s daughter Ellen Mary Hayter (1910-2000) served with distinction during the Second World War. Lieutenant Mary Hayter [QX23505, Q70253] was a nursing sister and served in England, the Gaza Ridge and Nazareth.[3] 

[1] Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial 127245  https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C233834
[2] For history of 1st Battalion in Brisbane see https://www.ww2places.qld.gov.au/places/?id=786
[3] Entry for Ellen Mary Hayter in Australian Women’s Register http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE2742b.htm

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