Raymond Adlington

First Name: 
Raymond
Last Name: 
Adlington
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, October 20, 1894
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Adlington (nee Jones)
Father's Name: 
Thomas Adlington
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Awards: 
British War Medal
Place of Death: 
Balmain
Details: 

Raymond Adlington (Service No 1648) was born in Wollongong. He served 6 years in 37th Infantry Militia and was a clerk. Raymond belonged to the Salvation Army and was keen to be a soldier.

Raymond was not in good health but managed to enlist 4 times during the course of the War. He was discharged 4 times due to heart problems. However, his NAA file has a number of references from Army Officers about his excellent work as a clerk.

Raymond did not see any active service, but seems to have travelled between Australia and New Guinea on hospital ships doing clerical work between 1915 and 1918. He also spent a short time as a guard at a German Camp.

In 1923, Raymond married Ruby Peterson and raised 2 children. He died at Balmain in 1963.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ADLINGTON R

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