Rank: Private 1) 34769 2) 495372
Regiment or Ship: 1) 18th Bn Royal Defence Corps. 2) Labour Corps.
Service Number(s): 1) 34769 2) 495372 (Other service number: 3030)
Occupation: Manager of Brickworks employing 4 people.
Date of Birth: 1870
Place of Birth: Bexhill on Sea, Sussex
Date of Death: 1953
Place of Death: Battle registration district.Address: 2 Albert Villas, Sidley
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Albert Adams, b. 1840 in Bexhill, and Anne, b. 1831 in Bexhill.
James Adams, b. 1855 in Bexhill.
Louisa Adams, b. 1857 in Bexhill.
Sarah Adams, b. 1859 in Bexhill.
Henry Adams, b. 1860 in Bexhill.
Charlotte Adams, b. 1867 in Bexhill.
Mary Adams, b. 1869 in Bexhill.
In the 1871 Census the family lived at 31 Brickyard Row and Albert was an Ag. Lab. as was James.
In the 1881 Census the family were living in Brickyard Cottages, Sidley Green, and Albert was a Brick and Coal Merchant and Henry was a Tile Maker.
Stephen Charles married Mary, b. 1871 in Bexhill, and they had two children:
Frederick Adams, b. 1896 in Bexhill.
Lena Adams, b. 1898 in Bexhill.
In the 1911 Census Stephen and Anne and family were living at 2 Albert Villas, Sidley and Stephen was the Manager of a Brickworks – employing 4 people. Frederick was a Printing Assistant working in a Printing Office.
First World War Experience
Stephen Charles enlisted in Hastings on 29th October, 1914, at the age of 44. His medical examination was carried out before that on 27th. He served in the Eastern Theatre of War.
He attended a Welcome Home Dinner at Sidley Church Institute on Wednesday, 4th June, 1919 and the following taken from the Bexhill Chronicle dated 7th June, 1919:
The caterer was Mr. F. C. Buxton of the Sussex Hotel. The food served was:
Roast ribs of beef, roast legs of mutton, boiled beef, new carrots, veal and ham pie, new potatoes and spring cabbage, sweets, fruit jellies, blancmange and prunes, gooseberry tart, trifle, and Sussex tart.