Lance Corporal John Adams 200129

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Name:  Lance Corporal John Adams  200129

Date of Birth: 1895

Address:  61, Cropstone (Cropston) Road, Anstey

Parents Names: 

Edward Adams (Shoe Trade Finisher)

Mary Ann (Shoe machinist)

Occupation before the war:  Shoe Trade Pressman

Siblings Names:

Muriel Eliza b 1892  |  Lily b 1899  |  Charles Edward b 1889  |  Arthur 1906  |  George b 1893

Date Died:  



Injured 27.4.18

Age:  23

Place of Death:  Essars area

Place of Burial/Memorial:

V111 E32,

Lapugnoy Cemetery

Pas de Calais

Cause of death:  Died of Wounds


Leicestershire Regiment

Battalion 1/4



Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Father born in the United States of America
  • Father had died before prior to 1911 census
  • 2 brothers – Charles and George also died in the conflict
  • The War Diary records: 29 Apr-18 – Battalion disposed over large area, men in breast works and shelters, Battalion Headquarters in a house in ESSARS. No movement allowed by day. ESSARS CHURCH heavily shelled this morning
  • Died 29.4.1918
  • (10.20
  • Injured 27.4.18
  • Taken to base hospital by field ambulance
  • GSW Compound fracture of the skull. Operated on 27.4.15