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9554   Sergeant James William Adams
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Dated added: 09/09/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/01/1894
Died: 02/12/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
James William Adams was the eldest son of Matthew and Catherine Adams. James Adams was born 1st January 1894. He was the first of three sons. His father and his grandfather were both blacksmiths. His father died when he was young. By 1911 he was serving with the Royal Irish Rifles. Sergeant James William Adams was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on Sunday 2nd December 1917 by a trench mortar.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 138-140 and 162-162A and 163A
CWGC Casualty 845690
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Adams family 1901 census lists James Wm as age 7 living with the family at house 80 in Garvaghy, Portglanone, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Adams family 1911 census lists James W as age 17 living with the family at house 44 in Portglenone, Antrim
3 Ballymena 1914-1918 Brief details of Sergeant James William Adams
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Sergeant James William Adams can be purchased here
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