Harrie McKenzie Smart Adams was born 2 July 1881 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia to Robert Smart Adams (1851-1932) and Elizabeth MacKenzie (1850-1935) and died 6 June 1947 Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Lily Clarissa Ungley (1896-1962) 13 December 1918 in Islington Registry Office, Islington, Greater London, England, United Kingdom.

Harrie on the 10 March 1898 was issued a Miners' right where he travelled around various mining areas mainly by bike including Cobar, Lightning Ridge, North Queensland and Broken Hill.

Harrie on the 14 January 1916 at Casula enlisted in the 1st Australian Imperial Force, Army Number 1402, allocated to the Australian Mining Corps. He embarked on H.M.A.Transport Ulysses for the Middle East. Harrie served with the 2nd Australian Tunnelling Company near Passchendaele on the Ypres salient, Belgium. In November 1918 Harrie was shot through the chest and was gassed. Discharged from the A.I.F. on the 7 July 1919, his total service was three years and 175 days and service abroad was two years and 348 days.

On 13 December 1918 Harrie married Lily Ungley at Islington Registry Office, London. Lily arrived as a war bride in 1919.


Offspring of Harrie McKenzie Smart Adams and Lily Clarissa Ungley (1896-1962)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Harrie Newton Adams (1921-1993)
Corrie Winifred Adams (1923-1959)

Footnotes (including sources)

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  • ADAMS, Harrie McKenzie.—June 6, 1947, at 113th A.M. Hospital, Concord, late of Haberfield, dearly beloved husband of Lily and fond father of Harrie and Corrie.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 June 1947, page 16