ADAMS William Thomas

Category: Military
Rank: Private
Regiment or Ship: 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment
Date of Birth: circa 1887
Place of Birth: Sidley
Address: Lewes Lass Cottages, Sidley, Sussex

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Family Information


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


Alfred John Adams, b. 1886 in Sidley. W0177 ADAMS Alfred John

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

William was wounded in October, 1914.

The following is an article from the Bexhill Observer dated Saturday, 19th January, 1918:

The distinction of having been all through the War and in practically all the big fights in which the Royal Sussex Regiment has been engaged, included Mons, belongs to Private William Thomas Adams, second son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Adams of Lewes Lass-cottages, Sidley. Private Adams went out to France about a fortnight after the declaration of war, and was wounded in October 1914. He is still on active service at the Front, and was home on leave about five months ago. He has a brother in the British Navy, and one in the Austrialian Navy. Private Adams has some years of service in India to his credit, and possesses a number of medals; he was a Reservist at the outbreak of the War.

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

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