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  • Arthur Adams (right) with his brother William probably in 1915.
Person Details
17 Sep 1898
Leicester
Born at 5, Jewry Court, Jewry Street Leicester, Arthur was the son of John William Adams (b.28/9/1869) and Kate Adams (née Robinson b. 25/8/1871). He was the brother of Florence, Grace, William and Kate Adams. In 1901 they lived at 16 Tyler Street Nottingham, sharing with two other families named Notman and Bentley. John William Adams died between 1/4/1901 and 22/8/1901 when Kate and her five children were admitted to the workhouse in Radford on Hartley Road (formerly Outgang Lane). Baby Kate was fostered out to Guardians at Beech Avenue Workhouse, Nottingham where she died aged 11 months. Kate senior left the workhouse with permission 13/9/1902 and did not return. Her fate is unknown (some family members believe she committed suicide). William and Arthur Adams left the workhouse to be placed with James and Emily Jennings at 7, Cowley Street, Basford Nottingham. It is possible they had adult baptisms into the Mormon Church. Arthur's will named Emily Jenkins as his mother. Florence and Grace Adams (Maureen Pennell's grandmother) were sent to The Crescent, Filey, East Yorkshire as domestic servants.
12 Aug 1918
19
579702 - CWGC Website
48420
Private
15th Bn The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Arthur Adams enlisted (3/8th Sherwood Foresters [4380]) with his brother William 21/10/1915, standing 5' 2" and claiming to be 19. Under age [17], he was discharged after 21 days. Later re-enlisting into the West Yorkshire Regiment, he died of dysentery at P/W Camp Linburg, France.
Grand Seraucourt British Cemetery Grave Reference: VIII C 13 On the 1911 Census, Arthur's place of birth was incorrectly cited as Sneinton Nottingham (his 1901 residence). This entry has been researched and written by Maureen Pennell, great niece of Arthur Adams.
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  • Arthur Adams (right) with his brother William probably in 1915.
    Courtesy of Maureen Pennell, great niece of Arthur Adams - Arthur Adams (right) with his brother William probably in 1915.
  • The CWGC headstone of Arthur Adams in Grand Seraucourt British Cemetery
    Courtesy of Maureen Pennell, great niece of Arthur Adams - The CWGC headstone of Arthur Adams in Grand Seraucourt British Cemetery
  • 14 Church Street, New Basford, Nottingham from where Arthur Adams enlisted.
    Courtesy of Maureen Pennell, great niece of Arthur Adams - 14 Church Street, New Basford, Nottingham from where Arthur Adams enlisted.
  • Arthur Adams's death certificate.
    Courtesy of Maureen Pennell, great niece of Arthur Adams - Arthur Adams's death certificate.
  • Arthur Adams's will.
    Courtesy of Maureen Pennell, great niece of Arthur Adams - Arthur Adams's will.
  • Arthur Adams's brother William survived the war and was photographed here with his wife Selina (née Sweeting) and son Arthur.
    Courtesy of Maureen Pennell, great niece of Arthur Adams - Arthur Adams's brother William survived the war and was photographed here with his wife Selina (née Sweeting) and son Arthur.