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    Posted: 09 Nov 2010 at 11:47
Frederick and Edgar Adams

Two brothers from Mildura joined the AIF. Frederick, the elder, left Australia with the original 8th Battalion. Edgar, who was just 18, followed two months later with the first reinforcements. They were together on 25 April 1915 when the battalion landed at ANZAC. Both were reported killed: Edgar was not seen after a Turkish counter-attack, and Frederick was shot through the head.

Curiously, a message in a bottle was found on a beach at Alexandria months later. It seemed to be from Edgar, saying that he had been taken prisoner, but this was never confirmed. His family held hopes, ultimately dashed by a Red Cross report: “We fear he is dead. He is only one of the many mysteries of that fatal landing at Gallipoli, when so many were killed and have never been found.”

Private E.R.C. Adams Killed in action, 25 April 1915.
His AWM Roll of Honour page is located here;
Private F.J. Adams. Killed in action 25 April 1915
His AWM Roll of Honour page is located here;

Edited by Mal Murray - 09 Nov 2010 at 11:59
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