Sergeant George Adams 18640

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Sergeant George Adams 18640

Date of Birth: 20/05/1893

Address: 61, Cropstone (Cropston) Road, Anstey

Parents Names: 

Edward Adams (Shoe Trade Finisher)

Mary Ann (Shoe machinist)

Occupation before the war:  Shoe Hand

Siblings Names:

Charles Edward b 1889 | Muriel Eliza b 1892  |  John b 1895 |  Lily b 1899  |  Arthur 1906

Date Died:  25/4/1917

Age:  24

Place of Death:  Arras

Place of Burial/Memorial: 

Burial Commemoration:  Arras Mem. Pas de Calais, France

Cause of death:  Fell in action


East Yorkshire Regiment


1914-15 Star

British War medal

Victory Medal

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 John also died in the conflict
  • George enrolled into the Army on a Short Service engagement of 7 years with the Colours and 5 years in the Reserve on the 25th January 1915 in Leicester. He wished to enlist into the 20th
  • 5 foot 7 tall; weighed 138 lbs; chest measurement of between 33 and 36 inches.

Pennant for the Centenary Bunting, made by Anstey Residents: