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Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Father: John George Adams, born in Burton on Trent, working as a boiler maker. Mother: Louisa Adams, born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Siblings: John, born in 1884 and Charlotte 1888. The family lived at 16 Livingstone Terrace, Bunbury Street Meadows, Nottingham. George Adams was married to Clara Chambers (born 30th November 1887 in Nottingham ) in 1909 in Nottingham they lived at 16 Gladstone Terrace, Bunbury Street, Nottingham, they had the following children, George Alexander born 29th March 1908, Rose Elizabeth born 15th January 1910, Edith Annie born 29th November 1912, Louisa born 20th May 1914 and Bessie born 18th February 1917. In the 1911 census the family lived at 5 Finedon Terrace, Seymour Street, Nottingham and were shown as George Adams 25 yrs a threader for a lace manufacturer, he is living with his wife Clara 24 yrs and their children, George 3 yrs and Rosie 1 year of age. Following his death his widow Clara was awarded a pension of 37 shillings and 11 pence a week which commenced on 3rd June 1918.
George Adams worked as a lace threader
20 Sep 1917
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16th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. Adams was called up for service and following training he was drafted to France. He took part in the Third Battle of Ypres and was killed in action on 20 September 1917. He has no known grave and his name was commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
His brother Pte. John Edward Adams, 9th Battalion Rifle Brigade, was killed in action on 25th September 1915. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial. Nottingham Evening Post, ‘’In Memoriam’, 25 September 1918: Adams. In loving memory of Rfn JE Adams, presumed killed September 25th 1915; also his only brother George, killed in action September 22nd (sic) 1917. Days of remembrance, sad to recall. Wife and family’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘’In Memoriam’, 25 September 1918: Adams. In loving memory two sons, Jack and George, killed September 22nd (sic) and 25th. Loving mother, father, and sisters. (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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