The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Adams
First Name:
Arthur Alfred
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9828
Classification:
Butcher
Company:
‘C’ Company, No. 10 Platoon
Enlisted:
6.12.1940
DOB:
14.12.1917
Place of Birth:
Perth Western Australia
Father's Name:
Victor George Adams
Mothers's Name:
Alice Rebeca Adams (nee Groves)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Butcher
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Special Memorial 'C', Plot 4, Row B, Grave 16, Age 24.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Ulu Pandan
Date of Death:
11.02.1942

General Description

 

Arthur Adams enlisted AIF Dec 1940.  He later joined 2/4th’s ‘C’ Company, No.10 Platoon in the role of his regular trade as a Butcher.

Below:  Taken in Sydney prior to departing on ‘Aquitania’ to sail to Fremantle, then Singapore.  Arthur on Left, Mate’s name is sadly unknown.

 

 

He was Killed In Action 11 Feb 1942  at Ulu Pandan, Singapore aged 24 years.

Please read further about Ulu Pandan

 

Private Arthur Alfred Adams

 

Arthur Adams married Elsie Manser at Fremantle in 1941.

 

 

Adams, Arthur
Adams, Arthur

Adams Arthur WX9827
Adams Arthur WX9827

 

Adams, Arthur - neice Bernice Thomas
Bernice Thomas lays wreath in memory of her brother at 75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore Service held POW Memorial, Kings Park Sunday 12th February 2017.  Bernice was 10 years old when her family was informed of Arthur’s death during the Fall of Singapore.  She buses everywhere, and has for many years, attended most of the 2/4th MGB services and luncheons and speaks fondly of her older brother Arthur.

 

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ADAMS Arthur memoriam

 

In 1966 Elsie Adams remarried Albert Sidney Austin (Sid) Webb WX17804 a former 2/4th POW, and Fremantle boy.

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