LEST WE FORGET

Air Mechanic Francis Luke ADAMS

Service No:  44
Born: Christchurch, New Zealand, 8 October1892
Enlisted in the Army: 28 June 1915
Unit: Mesopotamia Half Flight, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Prisoner of War (Illness: Malaria), Between 1 August and 30 November 1916, Iraq, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Francis Luke Adams and Ellen Fanny Adams, of 105 Simeon Street, Addington, New Zealand. Born at Christchurch
Place of Association: Bacchus Marsh VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Air Mechanic Adams was taken prisoner on 29 April 1916 following the surrender of British and Indian forces at Kut, Iraq.  He was reported to have died of Malaria and Diarrhoea between 1 August and 30 November 1916.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, ADAMS F L

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