Garnet Lyndsay Adams
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||4 Oct 1920|
|Place of Birth||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||19 year, 9 months|
|Description||6' 0" (1.83m) tall ; ; fresh complexion ; hazel eyes ; brown hair ; scar left thumb|
|Address||138 Adelaide terrace, Perth|
|Next of Kin||Mother , Mrs Edith Annie Roberts|
|Reg Number||W5450 & WX30531|
|Date of Enlistment||21 Oct 1940|
|Unit/Formation||63rd Australian Supply Depot Platoon|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
War Medal 1939-45 |
Australian Service Medal 1939-45
Electoral Roll entry: at 138 Adelaide terrace, Perth, military.
On 21 Oct 1940 Garnet enlisted in the CMF and was allocated to the 55th Australian Anti Aircraft Company RAE. On 28 Feb 1941 Garnet was appointed Lance Corporal and on 26 Aug 1941 he was promoted Acting Corporal. On 4 Sep 1941 he was detached to Fortress Company Rottnest until 4 Oct 1941. Garnet was then sent on a Machine Gun School from 18 - 20 Dec 1941.
From 20 - 27 Feb 1942 Garnet received treatment in the 110th Australian Base Hospital, ailment not recorded. On 21 Jun 1942 Garnet was sent to the School of Military Engineering (Fortress) in New South Wales, returning to his unit on 29 Aug 1942 and two days later he enlisted in the 2nd AIF. On 19 Oct 1942 he was promoted to Acting Lance Sergeant before further promotion to Acting Sergeant on 30 Nov 1942. Finally, on 23 Mar 1943 Garnet was appointed Acting Lieutenant and posted to the HQ 55th Australian Anti Aircraft Searchlight Battery. On 18 Jul 1943 the unit line of command moved from RAE to Artillery.
On 4 Dec 1943 Garnet was transferred to 66th Australian Anti Aircraft Searchlight Battery until 24 Mar 1944 when he was re-allocated to the 140th Australian Heavy Searchlight Troops. Moved again on 2 Aug 1944 to the 70th Australian Mobile Searchlight Battery. During early July 1944 Garnet had married Nancy Sampson who in November 1944 moved to Minindie in South Australia. On 6 Oct 1944 Garnet entrained for South Australia enroute to New South Wales. From 4 - 30 Jan 1945 Garnet attended a refresher course and on its completion he was posted to 2nd Australian Field Artillery Training Regiment.
On 27 Mar 1945 he was detached to 28th Australian Infantry Training Battalion until 10 Sep 1945 when he returned to 2nd Australian Field Artillery Training Regiment. Finally on 26 Oct 1945 he was transferred to Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot for discharge. On 2 Nov 1945 he boarded SS Andes in Sydney for Fremantle where he disembarked on 7 Nov 1945. Garnet's Appointment was cancelled on 19 Nov 1945.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at 20 Pangbourne street, Wembley, technician; 1954 - 1980 at 30 Arrowsmith street, Camp Hill, Queensland, senior technician.
Brother (?) Ronald Lloyd Adams RAAF.