ADAMS Alfred John

Category: Military
Rank: Able Seaman 220333
Regiment or Ship: HMS Lyne and then HMS Osprey
Service Number(s): 220333
Occupation: House Boy
Date of Birth: 10.07.1885
Place of Birth: Sidley
Address: Lewes Lass Cottages, Sidley

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Family Information


Henry J. Adams b.1860, buried 11.04.1930, in Bexhill, and Eliza Adams b. 1861.


William Thomas Adams. b. 1887 in Sidley W0178 ADAMS William Thomas

Harry Adams, b. 1889 in Sidley.

Stephen Adams, b. 1891 in Sidley. W0180 ADAMS Stephen

Ellen Eliza Adams, b. 1892 in Sidley.

Edith Mary Adams, b. 1893 in Sidley.

First World War Experience

Alfred joined the Royal Navy on 10th July, 1903 and his Attestation Form showed that he was 5’6¾“ tall with dark brown hair, light blue eyes and a fresh complexion. He had a bracelet tattoo on his right wrist.

Alfred’s name is on the Bexhill Roll of Honour on 19th September 1914, and he is listed as serving aboard HMS “Lyne”. However, in the Bexhill Observer dated 31st October 1914 he is shown to be aboard HMS “Osprey”.

On Wednesday, 4th June, 1919, Alfred attended a Welcome Home Dinner at the Sidley Church Institute.

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