Adams John Lequire

SURNAME Adams
NAME John Lequire
PLACE-BIRTH Cooktown
OCCUPATION Labourer
PLACE-ENLISTMENT Townsville
DATE-ENLISTMENT 11-12-1915
NEXT-OF-KIN Mrs Rosetta Adams Charlotte St Cooktown
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE Shire Roll of Honour
REGIMENT-1 9th Battalian AIF
RANK Private
CAMPAIGN-1 Middle East
DATE-DISCHARGED 30-08-1916
OTHER-INFO 17-07-16 copy of records for war pension. 23-09-25 army forms & medical reports sent. Medals 1914/15 Star Medal, British War Medal, and Victory Medal
STORY-OUTLINE John Lequire Adams, aged 24 years and 8 months, a labourer born in Cooktown, enlisted at Townsville on 11th December 1915. His next of kin was Mrs Rosetta Adams of Cooktown. With service number 5032 he was appointed to the 9th Battalian as a Private.  He embarked on "Star of Victoria" at Sydney on 31st March, 1916, and disembarked at Port Said on 5th May. On 10th May he was admitted to the Third Australian General Hospital with phthisis and on 24th May he was invalided to Australia from Suez on H.T. "Port Sydney" arriving in Sydney on 28th July, 1916. He was discharged on 30th August, 1916 because of pulmonary disease. After the war, John Lequire Adams married Kathleen Maude and eventually settled in Herberton. Their son John Lawrence, was killed in the Second World war in New Guinea - a pilot officer. We have not found a direct link with Douglas Shire other than his listing on the Shire Roll of Honour.
SERVICE-NO 5032