Name: Adrian Henry Mundy
Service No. 3287
Unit Served: 32nd Battalion
Adrian was born in August 1888 to Henry Charles Mundy and Elisa. Adrian was the middle and only son of 8 children.
Adrian was married to May Matilda Mundy and they had 4 children, the oldest were twins Edith and Amy, next Edna and finally Adrian. They lived in Cook St., Payneham, South Australia.
Adrian was 5” 5” tall and weighed 120lbs. He had a medium complexion, brown eyes and dark hair. Adrian provided for his family as a gardener.
After his death Adrian’s wife May remarried on the 30/1/1925.
Adrian enlisted on the 21st December 1915 at the age of 27 and 4 months. He joined the A.I.F. Adrian was assigned to the 32nd Battalion 7th Reinforcement. 6 months after enlisting in the 32nd Battalion he left on the "Malakuta" for the Western Front. Adrian arrived in France on 17/1/17. Adrian joined as reinforcement to the 32nd Battalion on the field on the 21/1/17. Due to dental problems he was transferred to hospital on the 8/2/17 returning to the unit on the 14/2/17. Adrian was then hospitalised again two days later on the 16/2/17 due to being gassed. On that day 40 were killed and 9 soldiers were wounded. He returned to the 32nd battalion on the 22/3/17.
At this point the Battalion was involved in building roads with the Royal Engineers. Adrian was with the 32nd Battalion until he was wounded on 23/11/17 by a shell to the chest and arm. At the time the Battalion was in support of working parties for the front line. He was the only soldier wounded that day in the Battalion. On the 8/1/18 the hospital said he was improving, but 3 months later on the 17/2/18 Adrian Mundy died from his wounds.
Adrian’s belongings which included a pipe, disc, knife, cards, letters and photographs were sent home on the S.S Barunga which was sunk by the Germans.
Date of Death: 17th February 1918
Age at Death: 29
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Extension, Nord, France III. F. 30