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L/Cpl. George Adams

Australian Imperial Forces 33rd Btn.

from:Gleniffer, Ballina, NSW.

George Adams was a farm hand from Richmond, Ballina, he enlisted at the RAS Grounds in Sydney on the 30th March 1916 at the age of 21. He sailed for England in September 1916 and proceeded to France in February 1917. George was wounded in action on the 11th June 1917 at the Battle of Messines, with an injury to his back due to a gun shot, he was treated by 12th and then 9th Field Ambulance and returned to duty on the 21st of June.

George was wounded for a second time on the 31st August 1918, this time a shrapnel injury to his head, he was treated by 9th Field Ambulance and transferred through 53rd CCA at 10th General Hospital then moved to England on the 3rd September. He was admitted to the Baptist School Hospital in Yeovil with a severe flesh wound to his scalp. George remained in various Hospitals in England through out the remainder of the war and returned to Australia in December 1918 onboard the Nestor.

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