William ADAMS

Portrait of William Adams

William, the brother of Charles, was born on Brandon on 26th February 1881. A bricklayer, he married Jessie Palmer in 1900 with whom he had three daughters: Jessie, Phyllis and Evelyn.

He joined the East Surrey Regiment on 1st November 1916. After a spell in the Royal Sussex Regiment he transferred to the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). As Private 228656 of the 2nd Battalion (the 7th Foot), he served in France and Flanders from the 14th August 1917 until he was injured on October 10th. He died of his wounds 3 days later at No 48 Casualty Clearing Station, Brie.

His body is buried in the Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Dozinghem Military Cemetery

Victory Medal

British War Medal

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