Albert Edward Gilmore

M, #1561, b. 9 September 1896, d. 11 June 1951
Father*Capt Albert Edward Gilmore b. 7 May 1857, d. 11 Jun 1933
Mother*Mary Ann Adams b. 10 Feb 1862, d. 30 Aug 1956
Last Edited20 Sep 2021
Birth*Albert Edward Gilmore was born on 9 September 1896 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 680.1 
He was the son of Capt Albert Edward Gilmore and Mary Ann Adams
Marriage*Albert Edward Gilmore married Reveina Elizabeth Rose Smith in 1924 at Balmain South, New South Wales.2 
Death*Albert Edward Gilmore died on 11 June 1951 at St Kilda, Victoria, at age 54.3,4 

Family

Reveina Elizabeth Rose Smith d. 13 Aug 1976
Child
Milit-Beg*Albert Edward Gilmore began military service on 31 July 1912 at Sydney, New South WalesG, 354, Chief Petty Officer, HMAS Rushcutter, RAN.5
Milit-End*He ended military service on 1 February 1941 at Sydney, New South Wales.1
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Neil James Bradley
Granduncle of Victoria Rae (Vicki*) Barrett
2nd cousin 2 times removed of William (Bill*) McElroy
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Thomas Anthony (Tony*) Harrop
ChartsJohn Adams Line

Citations

  1. [S63] WW2 Nominal Roll, online www.ww2roll.gov.au.
  2. [S81] NSW BDMs Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/…
  3. [S225] Deaths, Vic Deaths 1921-1985.
  4. [S389] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, Family Notices (1951, June 13). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), , p. 17. Retrieved August 7, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23058802
  5. [S213] National Achives - WW1 Records, online www.naa.gov.au.

Florence Stella Gilmore

F, #1562, b. May 1899, d. 7 January 1996
Father*Capt Albert Edward Gilmore b. 7 May 1857, d. 11 Jun 1933
Mother*Mary Ann Adams b. 10 Feb 1862, d. 30 Aug 1956
Last Edited23 Dec 2012
Birth*Florence Stella Gilmore was born in May 1899 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 1758.1 
She was the daughter of Capt Albert Edward Gilmore and Mary Ann Adams
Marriage*Florence Stella Gilmore married John Richard (Jack*) Pyvis, son of William Pyvis and Mary Ann Pym, in 1922 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 150.2 
Death*Florence Stella Gilmore died on 7 January 1996 at Claremont, Western AustraliaG, at age 96. 

Family

John Richard (Jack*) Pyvis b. 1893, d. 29 Jul 1973
Child
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Neil James Bradley
Grandaunt of Victoria Rae (Vicki*) Barrett
2nd cousin 2 times removed of William (Bill*) McElroy
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Thomas Anthony (Tony*) Harrop
ChartsJohn Adams Line

Citations

  1. [S223] Janice James,Northam, WA.
  2. [S190] Marriages, Marriage Index of WA 1915-33.

Harold Gilmore

M, #1563, b. January 1901, d. 4 August 1976
Father*Capt Albert Edward Gilmore b. 7 May 1857, d. 11 Jun 1933
Mother*Mary Ann Adams b. 10 Feb 1862, d. 30 Aug 1956
Last Edited23 Dec 2012
Birth*Harold Gilmore was born in January 1901 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 1916. 
He was the son of Capt Albert Edward Gilmore and Mary Ann Adams
Death*Harold Gilmore died on 4 August 1976 at Claremont, Western AustraliaG, at age 75. 
Burial*He was buried at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; ANG A3 1002.1 
Occupation*Harold Gilmore was a Boatbuilder. 
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Neil James Bradley
Granduncle of Victoria Rae (Vicki*) Barrett
2nd cousin 2 times removed of William (Bill*) McElroy
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Thomas Anthony (Tony*) Harrop
ChartsJohn Adams Line

Citations

  1. [S373] Fremantle Headstone Transcriptions, online membership.wags.org.au.

William Lewis* Hopkins

M, #1564, b. 1887, d. 23 September 1935
Father*William Francis Hopkins b. c 1855, d. 26 Nov 1935
Mother*Amelia Ann Adams b. 9 Jun 1864, d. 16 Aug 1942
Last Edited23 Dec 2012
Birth*William Lewis* Hopkins was born in 1887 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 1195. 
He was the son of William Francis Hopkins and Amelia Ann Adams
BaptismWilliam Lewis* Hopkins was baptized on 1 November 1887 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG
Marriage*He married Hilda Dymock, daughter of James Dymock and Annie Chandler, on 31 July 1912 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 129.1,2 
Death*William Lewis* Hopkins died on 23 September 1935 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG
Burial*He was buried at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG

Family

Hilda Dymock b. 6 Jul 1890, d. 20 Feb 1933
Children
Occupation*William Lewis* Hopkins was a Coxswain. 
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Neil James Bradley
1st cousin 2 times removed of Victoria Rae (Vicki*) Barrett
2nd cousin 2 times removed of William (Bill*) McElroy
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Thomas Anthony (Tony*) Harrop
ChartsJohn Adams Line

Citations

  1. [S162] Reverse WA Marriage Lookup, online http://www.wamarriage.info/
  2. [S359] WABI Source Documents,WAGS, Bayswater, WA.

Hilda Amelia Hopkins

F, #1565, b. 1890, d. 29 October 1979
Father*William Francis Hopkins b. c 1855, d. 26 Nov 1935
Mother*Amelia Ann Adams b. 9 Jun 1864, d. 16 Aug 1942
Last Edited6 Aug 2016
Birth*Hilda Amelia Hopkins was born in 1890 at Carnarvon, Western Australia; reg: 214. 
She was the daughter of William Francis Hopkins and Amelia Ann Adams
Marriage*Hilda Amelia Hopkins married William James Lyon, son of William Richard* Lyon and Elizabeth Rigby, on 19 March 1913 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 53.1,2 
Death*Hilda Amelia Hopkins died on 29 October 1979 at Doubleview, Western Australia.3 

Family

William James Lyon b. 1 Feb 1885, d. 14 Mar 1960
Children
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Neil James Bradley
1st cousin 2 times removed of Victoria Rae (Vicki*) Barrett
2nd cousin 2 times removed of William (Bill*) McElroy
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Thomas Anthony (Tony*) Harrop
ChartsJohn Adams Line

Citations

  1. [S162] Reverse WA Marriage Lookup, online http://www.wamarriage.info/
  2. [S309] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Lyon Family Tree - lorrainephillips.
  3. [S62] MCB, online www.mcb.wa.gov.au.
  4. [S201] WA BDMs, online http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au
  5. [S312] Hopkins, Jeffrey Gordon,Fremantle, WA.

Matilda Frances (Fanny*) Hopkins

F, #1566, b. 1893, d. 15 December 1967
Matilda Frances Hopkins
Father*William Francis Hopkins b. c 1855, d. 26 Nov 1935
Mother*Amelia Ann Adams b. 9 Jun 1864, d. 16 Aug 1942
Last Edited23 Dec 2012
Birth*Matilda Frances (Fanny*) Hopkins was born in 1893 at Carnarvon, Western Australia; reg: 1240. 
She was the daughter of William Francis Hopkins and Amelia Ann Adams
Marriage*Matilda Frances (Fanny*) Hopkins married Frederick Soley in 1926 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 91.1 
Death*Matilda Frances (Fanny*) Hopkins died on 15 December 1967 at East Fremantle, Western Australia.2 

Family

Frederick Soley b. 1873, d. 3 Sep 1950
Child
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Neil James Bradley
1st cousin 2 times removed of Victoria Rae (Vicki*) Barrett
2nd cousin 2 times removed of William (Bill*) McElroy
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Thomas Anthony (Tony*) Harrop
ChartsJohn Adams Line

Citations

  1. [S190] Marriages, Marriage Index of WA 1915-33.
  2. [S62] MCB, online www.mcb.wa.gov.au.
  3. [S312] Hopkins, Jeffrey Gordon,Fremantle, WA.

Gertrude Dorothy Adams

F, #1567, b. 3 March 1897, d. 28 January 1979
Father*Henry (Harry) Adams b. 20 Apr 1868, d. 29 Oct 1954
Mother*Frances Edith* Wyatt b. 24 Aug 1874, d. 31 Oct 1960
Last Edited23 Dec 2012
Birth*Gertrude Dorothy Adams was born on 3 March 1897 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 857. 
She was the daughter of Henry (Harry) Adams and Frances Edith* Wyatt
Marriage*Gertrude Dorothy Adams married Hector Lionel Saw, son of William Edward Saw and Frances Amelia White, on 24 April 1920 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 92.1 
Death*Gertrude Dorothy Adams died on 28 January 1979 at Swanbourne, Western Australia, at age 81.2 

Family

Hector Lionel Saw b. 25 Jul 1892, d. 18 Mar 1987
Children
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Neil James Bradley
1st cousin 2 times removed of Victoria Rae (Vicki*) Barrett
2nd cousin 2 times removed of William (Bill*) McElroy
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Thomas Anthony (Tony*) Harrop
ChartsJohn Adams Line

Citations

  1. [S162] Reverse WA Marriage Lookup, online http://www.wamarriage.info/
  2. [S62] MCB, online www.mcb.wa.gov.au.

Hector Lionel Saw

M, #1568, b. 25 July 1892, d. 18 March 1987
Father*William Edward Saw b. 4 Feb 1856, d. 27 May 1945
Mother*Frances Amelia White b. 4 Jan 1861, d. 23 Jan 1951
Last Edited23 Dec 2012
Birth*Hector Lionel Saw was born on 25 July 1892 at Kelmscott, Western Australia; reg: 1410. 
He was the son of William Edward Saw and Frances Amelia White
Marriage*Hector Lionel Saw married Gertrude Dorothy Adams, daughter of Henry (Harry) Adams and Frances Edith* Wyatt, on 24 April 1920 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 92.1 
Death*Hector Lionel Saw died on 18 March 1987 at Nedlands, Western Australia, at age 94.2 

Family

Gertrude Dorothy Adams b. 3 Mar 1897, d. 28 Jan 1979
Children
Milit-Beg*Hector Lionel Saw began military service on 8 March 1915 at Armadale, Western Australia, 4287, Driver, Field Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 5.3 
ChartsJohn Adams Line

Citations

  1. [S162] Reverse WA Marriage Lookup, online http://www.wamarriage.info/
  2. [S62] MCB, online www.mcb.wa.gov.au.
  3. [S156] UNSW AIF WWI, online www.aif.adfa.edu.au.

Edwin Wyatt (Ted*) Adams1

M, #1569, b. 13 May 1899, d. 13 January 1983
Father*Henry (Harry) Adams b. 20 Apr 1868, d. 29 Oct 1954
Mother*Frances Edith* Wyatt b. 24 Aug 1874, d. 31 Oct 1960
Last Edited19 Aug 2017
Birth*Edwin Wyatt (Ted*) Adams was born on 13 May 1899 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 1710. 
He was the son of Henry (Harry) Adams and Frances Edith* Wyatt
Marriage*Edwin Wyatt (Ted*) Adams married Sylvia Diamond Gadson, daughter of Frank S Gadson and Mary G (?), on 24 September 1927 at Perth, Western AustraliaG; reg: 1349.2 
Death*Edwin Wyatt (Ted*) Adams died on 13 January 1983 at Cottesloe, Western AustraliaG, at age 83; 83yrs. 

Family

Sylvia Diamond Gadson b. 24 Mar 1897, d. 21 Aug 1974
Fame*Edwin Wyatt (Ted*) Adams achieved Fame as the 1st Chairman of MTT and also a founding Life Member of the Fremantle Sailing Club.1 
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Neil James Bradley
1st cousin 2 times removed of Victoria Rae (Vicki*) Barrett
2nd cousin 2 times removed of William (Bill*) McElroy
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Thomas Anthony (Tony*) Harrop
NotedFamous People
ChartsJohn Adams Line

Citations

  1. [S444] John H Adams,WA.
  2. [S190] Marriages, Marriage Index of WA 1915-33.

Henry Francis (Frank*) Adams

M, #1570, b. 14 March 1904, d. 29 April 1962
Henry and Freda Adams
Father*Henry (Harry) Adams b. 20 Apr 1868, d. 29 Oct 1954
Mother*Frances Edith* Wyatt b. 24 Aug 1874, d. 31 Oct 1960
Last Edited31 Mar 2021
Birth*Henry Francis (Frank*) Adams was born on 14 March 1904 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 2491. 
He was the son of Henry (Harry) Adams and Frances Edith* Wyatt
Marriage*Henry Francis (Frank*) Adams married Freda Joan Lewin, daughter of Walter Thomas Lewin and Daisy Ann Pearson, in 1942 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 406/1942.1 
Death*Henry Francis (Frank*) Adams died on 29 April 1962 at Palmyra, Western Australia, at age 58. 
Burial*He was buried at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; Anglican AA 1561. 

Family

Freda Joan Lewin b. 1915, d. 17 Jul 2009
Milit-Beg*Henry Francis (Frank*) Adams began military service on 19 January 1943 at Claremont, Western AustraliaG, Private, W97119, Army.2
Occupation*He was a Vulvaniser, Bus Painter.3 
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Neil James Bradley
1st cousin 2 times removed of Victoria Rae (Vicki*) Barrett
2nd cousin 2 times removed of William (Bill*) McElroy
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Thomas Anthony (Tony*) Harrop
ChartsJohn Adams Line

Citations

  1. [S162] Reverse WA Marriage Lookup, online http://www.wamarriage.info/
  2. [S63] WW2 Nominal Roll, online www.ww2roll.gov.au.
  3. [S444] John H Adams,WA.

John Allan Adams

M, #1571, b. 15 February 1907, d. 4 March 1942
John Allan Adams on HMAS Yarra
Father*Henry (Harry) Adams b. 20 Apr 1868, d. 29 Oct 1954
Mother*Frances Edith* Wyatt b. 24 Aug 1874, d. 31 Oct 1960
Last Edited10 May 2021
Birth*John Allan Adams was born on 15 February 1907 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 189/1907.1 
He was the son of Henry (Harry) Adams and Frances Edith* Wyatt
Marriage*John Allan Adams married Minnie May Thompson, daughter of Albert Ephraim Thompson and Minnie Wells, on 29 August 1934 at Perth, Western AustraliaG; reg: 1284/1934.2 
Death*John Allan Adams died on 4 March 1942 at age 35; WWII went down in the "HMAS Yarra."3
Burial*He was buried at Plymouth, Devon, England; Plymouth Naval Memorial (Panel 76, Column 1.)4

Family

Minnie May Thompson b. 8 Mar 1907, d. 26 Nov 1965
Milit-Beg*John Allan Adams began military service on 6 June 1940 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG, Engine Room Artificer 4th Class F3050 HMAS Yarra, RANR.5
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Neil James Bradley
1st cousin 2 times removed of Victoria Rae (Vicki*) Barrett
2nd cousin 2 times removed of William (Bill*) McElroy
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Thomas Anthony (Tony*) Harrop
War DeathsWar Deaths
ChartsJohn Adams Line

Citations

  1. [S201] WA BDMs, online http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au
  2. [S162] Reverse WA Marriage Lookup, online http://www.wamarriage.info/
  3. [S54] CWGC, online www.cwgc.org.
  4. [S54] CWGC, online www.cwgc.org, Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
    3050
    H.M.A.S. Yarra, Royal Australian Naval Reserve

    who died on
    Wednesday 4 March 1942 . Age 35 .


    Additional Information: Son of Henry and Edith Adams; husband of Minnie May Adams, of Claremont, Western Australia.
    Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIALDevon, United Kingdom
    Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 76, Column 1.
  5. [S63] WW2 Nominal Roll, online www.ww2roll.gov.au.

Edith Amy Wootton Adams

F, #1572, b. 21 September 1910, d. 12 November 2009
Father*Henry (Harry) Adams b. 20 Apr 1868, d. 29 Oct 1954
Mother*Frances Edith* Wyatt b. 24 Aug 1874, d. 31 Oct 1960
Last Edited7 Jun 2014
Birth*Edith Amy Wootton Adams was born on 21 September 1910 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 628/1910.1 
She was the daughter of Henry (Harry) Adams and Frances Edith* Wyatt
Marriage*Edith Amy Wootton Adams married George Wilfred Andre, son of Christian Henry Andre and Jessie Jean Gordon, on 27 February 1943 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 79/1943.2 
Death*Edith Amy Wootton Adams died on 12 November 2009 at Melville, Western Australia, at age 99.3 

Family

George Wilfred Andre b. 28 Nov 1909, d. 20 Jul 2003
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Neil James Bradley
1st cousin 2 times removed of Victoria Rae (Vicki*) Barrett
2nd cousin 2 times removed of William (Bill*) McElroy
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Thomas Anthony (Tony*) Harrop
ChartsJohn Adams Line

Citations

  1. [S201] WA BDMs, online http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au
  2. [S162] Reverse WA Marriage Lookup, online http://www.wamarriage.info/
  3. [S62] MCB, online www.mcb.wa.gov.au.

Evangeline Sheridan Adams

F, #1573, b. 10 May 1899, d. 13 June 1988
Adoptive father*William Adams1 b. 30 Jul 1872, d. 23 Jul 1954
Adoptive mother*Sarah Johannah Rogers1 b. 21 Jul 1880, d. 19 Sep 1955
Last Edited30 Jul 2017
Birth*Evangeline Sheridan Adams was born on 10 May 1899 at Perth, Western AustraliaG
She was the daughter of William Adams and Sarah Johannah Rogers.1 
Marriage*Evangeline Sheridan Adams married George Andrew Johnson in 1918 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 102.2 
Marriage*Evangeline Sheridan Adams married Johannes Arnoldus Schenk, son of Johannus Schenk and Agmata (?), in 1950 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 271/1950.2 
Death*Evangeline Sheridan Adams died on 13 June 1988 at Safety Bay, Western Australia, at age 89.3 
Burial*She was buried at Safety Bay, Western Australia.3,4 

Family 1

George Andrew Johnson b. 16 Jul 1897, d. 26 Jun 1956
Children

Family 2

Johannes Arnoldus Schenk b. 7 Feb 1900, d. 25 Nov 1974
Child
Adoption*Evangeline Sheridan Adams was adopted circa 1900 at Western Australia; Tony Harrop has Evangeline flagged as adopted. Possible match with Evangeline Sheridan born to Mary Sheridan, Perth WA reg 1899/3446.1 
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Neil James Bradley
1st cousin 2 times removed of Victoria Rae (Vicki*) Barrett
2nd cousin 2 times removed of William (Bill*) McElroy
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Thomas Anthony (Tony*) Harrop
ChartsJohn Adams Line

Citations

  1. [S223] Janice James,Northam, WA.
  2. [S162] Reverse WA Marriage Lookup, online http://www.wamarriage.info/
  3. [S62] MCB, online www.mcb.wa.gov.au, Fremantle.
  4. [S483] Nita Johnson,WA.

William John (Bull) Adams

M, #1574, b. 11 December 1900, d. 11 August 1973
William "Bull" Adams (Fiztroy)
Father*William Adams b. 30 Jul 1872, d. 23 Jul 1954
Mother*Sarah Johannah Rogers b. 21 Jul 1880, d. 19 Sep 1955
Last Edited30 Sep 2021
Birth*William John (Bull) Adams was born on 11 December 1900 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 1807. 
He was the son of William Adams and Sarah Johannah Rogers
Marriage*William John (Bull) Adams married Vera Ellen Baynes on 29 September 1921 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 228.1,2 
Death*William John (Bull) Adams died on 11 August 1973 at Melbourne, Victoria, at age 72. 

Family

Vera Ellen Baynes b. 12 Feb 1901
Children
Fame*William John (Bull) Adams achieved Fame as a WAFL player with South Fremantle.

William Adams, who was known as 'Bill' in Western Australia, and 'Bull' during his time in Victoria, began his varied and colourful league football career with South Fremantle in 1921. He showed excellent form from the start, and was included in Western Australia's squad for the 1921 Perth carnival, although he failed to make the final eighteen for either of the state's matches.
In 1924, after 32 games with South he ventured east where he joined a Fitzroy team that was on the wane after reaching the two previous grand finals. Adams' tough-as-nails approach was ideally suited to the hurly burly world of the VFL, and he was particularly prominent for the Maroons during the 1924 round-robin finals series, which saw them ultimately placed 4th.

Although he only spent three seasons with Fitzroy, playing a total of 51 games, his commitment, tenacity and dedication made him an extremely popular player. In 1926, he was appointed club captain, and was also selected to represent the VFL. As a defender, he was extremely difficult to beat, and he was equally useful when taking a run on the ball.

The period from 1927 to 1930 saw 'Bull' Adams plying his trade in the VFA, first with Northcote, and then Preston. Sadly for him, however, when the Brickfielders emerged as a force in 1929 he had already left the fold, whereas Preston was still more than three decades away from achieving pre-eminence. Nevertheless, his performances as a player were often of the highest quality, and in 1929, with Preston, he won the coveted 'double' of club best and fairest award and leading goal kicker trophy (with 69 goals).

In 1931, Adams was appointed playing coach of VFA club Prahran, but midway through the year he returned for one final stint in the VFL with Melbourne, where he added 16 games over the course of that season and the next.

His final involvement in senior football, and easily the most dramatic, came from 1945 to 1948 when he coached South Melbourne. In his debut season, the red and whites reached the grand final, losing by 28 points after one of the most brutal and controversial matches in history (reviewed here). Unfortunately for Adams, South declined as a force after 1945, and when the team began the 1948 season in inept fashion he was replaced as coach by Jack Hale. Until the arrival of Rodney Eade nearly four decades later, however, William 'Bull' Adams remained the last South coach to steer his charges to a grand final.


also from the Preston (Northern Bullants) Site

1923 "Bull" Adams : footballer, poet, entertainer and coach
Like most football clubs, Preston has had its share of characters over the years, but for sheer versatility, few could match William "Bull" Adams ...

A tough, boisterous (with looks to match) and extremely talented player, Adams played senior cricket in Perth and won State swimming championships before moving to Victoria. Off the field, he was no mean pianist, standup comedian and described as a dab hand at chess. "The Story of the Melbourne Football Club" published in 1958 refers to "that born Comedian, Bull Adams" and the Preston Leader notes a number of occasions where Adams provided entertainment at junior club meetings and smoke nights during his years at Preston

Adams also had a fondness for poetry, and more than once quoted lines from the classics to the bemused tannery workers from Preston in his addresses to players. According to the Northcote Leader in 1927 when he was coaching the local club, Adam's favourite lines were from the English poet, Sir Henry Newboldt : "and the captain's hand on his shoulder smote, play up, play up and play the game"

Adams had been a star in W.A. from the age of seventeen and moved to Melbourne early in 1923 and attempted to win a clearance to Fitzroy. His attempt was thwarted by the Western Australian Football League and caused a rift between the two states.

"… Adams, who deserves his permit if any man does has been refused a clearance. Adams is a Western Australian and has played interstate football … Fitzroy were bitterly disappointed … the W.A. League decided to refuse his clearance. Adams left that state because the climactic conditions were not conducive to the health of his wife ..".
The Sporting Globe, May 2, 1923

Much of the reason for Adams not being cleared was attributed to supposedly bad treatment that an East Perth side had received when they visited Melbourne the previous year, even although East Perth stated that Fitzroy was not the club that had caused offence.. Rather than return to Perth, Adams, although only 22 years of age, opted to stand out of senior football, and despite still being in the Victorian Junior Football Association, Preston gained his services as captain-coach, and althought it was never proven, there was a belief at the time that Fitzroy brokered the deal to keep Adams ties to them.

His daring move at three quarter time in the 1923 final won Preston premiership honours against an far more experienced Yarraville side. Preston were 15 points down and playing a man short when Adams shifted three players from the forward line into defence. After 15 minutes of kick-to-kick between the mismatched back lines, a Yarraville defender fumbled and let Preston in for a goal, then seconds later, forward Hugh Moffatt outmarked two opponents for another and Yarraville cracked, Preston running out comfortable winners.

Adams didn't mince words with the Preston players or local dignitaries either.

Long serving Preston secretary Ern Hannah recalled one match against Port Melbourne on a heavy ground when Adams at half-time told players they were like "robin's nests". Noting the somewhat befuddled looks on his player's faces, "Bull" went on to explain "covered in mud outside and full of s**t inside".

At an evening given in honour of the 1923 premiership team by the Shire of Preston, and after several laudatory speeches, including one that pleaded Adams to come and live in Preston, "Bull" thanked the Shire for their hospitality, and concluded that he wanted to see a grandstand at the ground next year "as your accommodation now is something shocking".

After he played the opening round with Preston in 1924, Adams was cleared to Fitzroy and played 51 games. His form in 1924 was described as patchy, but improved in 1925 to the point where he was made captain in 1926.

Despite Adams' claim he had come to Victoria because of his wife's health, he appears to have been something of a mercenary at times. He shocked Fitzroy by taking the captain-coach job at Northcote in 1927 and told the 'Roys he was going "whether they cleared him or not".

Adams faced his first challenge with Northcote with a typically blunt approach. In 1927 and under Adams, Doug. Nicholls became one of the first aboriginals to play senior football in Melbourne. According to Mavis Thorp Clark in her 1965 book on Nicholls, "Pastor Doug", Adams warned the players before taking the ground that although "they had colour in the side, they were to kick to the guernsey and disregard the colour".


He returned to Preston in 1928, it being noted that that his salary was 'substantial' for the time. Before the 1929 season, he trained at Richmond, and believing he was lost to the club, Preston appointed Jim Goonan as captain-coach. Adams could not come to terms with Richmond and he returned to Preston as a player in probably his best season, kicking 69 goals for the year, sometimes under difficult circumstances.

Early in the year, after a match against Brighton, Adams had his football gear stolen after he and a few teammates stooped off for a drink on the way home. The following week, "Bull" took to the field in new boots, but by half-time was so disgusted with them that he threw them away and played the second half and kicked three goals in bare feet!

In 1930, he coached Launceston, before coaching Prahran early in 1931, and switching to Melbourne later in the year. In a somewhat less than spectacular introduction, his first game was in Melbourne's first ever loss to Footscray. Adams played 16 games in 1931 and 1932 before retiring to coach their Seconds, landing five premierships between 1933 and 1939.

Adams then coached South Melbourne for several years, including their losing side in the 1945 "blood bath" Grand Final against Carlton before being sacked mid-season in 1948.

He also wrote many articles on coaching and fitness, notably for "The Sporting Globe Football Annual", an immensely popular publication in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He went the rounds of the country coaching scene after leaving South, being noted amongst other distant locations as coaching Quambatook in north western Victoria in 1950.

The district must have suited Adams, as he later finally settled down and became a publican in St. Arnaud in 1921 at South Fremantle, Western AustraliaG
FameHe achieved Fame as a VFL player, 51 games, Captain in 1926, represented VFL 1926 at Fitzroy, VictoriaG
FameHe achieved Fame as a VFL player, 16 games in 1931 at Melbourne, Victoria
Milit-Beg*He began military service on 29 December 1941 at Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Corporal, V306138, Army.3
FameHe achieved Fame as a VFL coach 1945-48 at South Melbourne, Victoria
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Neil James Bradley
1st cousin 2 times removed of Victoria Rae (Vicki*) Barrett
2nd cousin 2 times removed of William (Bill*) McElroy
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Thomas Anthony (Tony*) Harrop
NotedFamous People
ChartsJohn Adams Line

Citations

  1. [S190] Marriages, Marriage Index of WA 1915-33.
  2. [S309] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, henryinoz.
  3. [S63] WW2 Nominal Roll, online www.ww2roll.gov.au.

Ronald Roger Adams

M, #1575, b. 2 July 1905, d. 2 August 1972
Father*William Adams b. 30 Jul 1872, d. 23 Jul 1954
Mother*Sarah Johannah Rogers b. 21 Jul 1880, d. 19 Sep 1955
Last Edited31 Jul 2021
Birth*Ronald Roger Adams was born on 2 July 1905 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 2931. 
He was the son of William Adams and Sarah Johannah Rogers
Marriage*Ronald Roger Adams married Katherine Margaret Clark in 1925 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 109.1 
Death*Ronald Roger Adams died on 2 August 1972 at East Fremantle, Western Australia, at age 67. 
Burial*He was buried on 5 August 1972 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; Anglican A8 627. 

Family

Katherine Margaret Clark b. 6 Apr 1906
Children
Milit-Beg*Ronald Roger Adams began military service on 23 July 1941 at Claremont, Western AustraliaG, Craftsman, WX15201, 2/10 Aust Army Reg.2
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Neil James Bradley
1st cousin 2 times removed of Victoria Rae (Vicki*) Barrett
2nd cousin 2 times removed of William (Bill*) McElroy
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Thomas Anthony (Tony*) Harrop
ChartsJohn Adams Line

Citations

  1. [S190] Marriages, Marriage Index of WA 1915-33.
  2. [S63] WW2 Nominal Roll, online www.ww2roll.gov.au.

Sarah Lucy Adams

F, #1576, b. 4 October 1910, d. 6 March 1986
Father*William Adams b. 30 Jul 1872, d. 23 Jul 1954
Mother*Sarah Johannah Rogers b. 21 Jul 1880, d. 19 Sep 1955
Last Edited23 Dec 2012
Birth*Sarah Lucy Adams was born on 4 October 1910 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 632/1910.1 
She was the daughter of William Adams and Sarah Johannah Rogers
Marriage*Sarah Lucy Adams married Harry Hessen on 30 September 1939 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 265/1939.2 
Death*Sarah Lucy Adams died on 6 March 1986 at Armadale, Western Australia, at age 75.3 

Family

Harry Hessen b. 24 Feb 1913, d. 15 Aug 1990
Child
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Neil James Bradley
1st cousin 2 times removed of Victoria Rae (Vicki*) Barrett
2nd cousin 2 times removed of William (Bill*) McElroy
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Thomas Anthony (Tony*) Harrop
ChartsJohn Adams Line

Citations

  1. [S201] WA BDMs, online http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au
  2. [S162] Reverse WA Marriage Lookup, online http://www.wamarriage.info/
  3. [S62] MCB, online www.mcb.wa.gov.au.

Mary Evelyn* Hayman

F, #1578, b. 21 June 1884, d. 7 January 1966
Father*George Hayman b. 24 Jul 1861, d. 2 Jun 1929
Mother*Emily Mary Mason b. 20 Apr 1861, d. 26 Dec 1939
Last Edited29 Jul 2021
Birth*Mary Evelyn* Hayman was born on 21 June 1884 at Perth, Western AustraliaG; reg: 25149. 
She was the daughter of George Hayman and Emily Mary Mason
Marriage*Mary Evelyn* Hayman married Charles Edmund Hanna in November 1904 at Fremantle, Western AustraliaG; reg: 795.1 
Marriage*Mary Evelyn* Hayman married William Charles Odlum in 1926 at Wellington, Western Australia; reg: 3.2 
Death*Mary Evelyn* Hayman died on 7 January 1966 at Inglewood, Western AustraliaG, at age 81; 82.3 
Burial*She was buried at Karrakatta, Western AustraliaG; RC Lawn 1 E035.3 

Family 1

Charles Edmund Hanna b. 1881, d. 9 Jul 1946
Child

Family 2

William Charles Odlum b. 27 Sep 1900, d. 30 Jan 1968
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Neil James Bradley

Citations

  1. [S389] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, Matrimonial Market. (1904, November 6). Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954), p. 6. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57196437
  2. [S190] Marriages, Marriage Index of WA 1915-33.
  3. [S62] MCB, online www.mcb.wa.gov.au.