Dennis John Adams

Name

Dennis John Adams
1890

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

29/07/1916
26 years

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
10592
Bedfordshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ST. ALBANS (HATFIELD ROAD) CEMETERY
E. F. 12.
United Kingdom

Headstone

>"GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"

UK Memorials

St Albans War Memorial, St Peters Street St Michaels Church Memorial, St Albans Not on the Kings Walden memorials

Pre War

Dennis John Adams was born in Kings Walden, Hertfordshire in 1890 the son of Charles Adams (B 1865 in Kings Walden) and Jane Adams (nee Izzard) (B 1865 in Kings Walden).


1901 Census records Dennis aged 11 living with his parents, sisters Violet 6, Flossie 3, brothers Bertie 5 and William 11 months, at 152 Fishpond Street, St Albans.


1911 see’s Dennis working as a Motor Tyre Repairer still living at home with his parents, sisters, Violet 16, Flossie 13, brothers Hubert (Bertie) 15, William 10, Alfred 8, Arthur 6 and Henry 2, at 116 Fishpond Street, St Albans.


Dennis Married Rosolyn M. Draper the daughter of Frederick and Louisa Draper in 1914.


His marriage records record him as John Dennis Adams. They had one daughter Sylvia May Adams born in 1915.


It is believed he lived at 13 Blacksmith Lane, St Albans, prior to his enlistment.

Wartime Service

At the outbreak of War, Dennis volunteered, enlisting in St Albans in August 1914. Posted to the 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, with the service No 10592. Dennis landed in France in September 1915. Where he took part in numerous engagements. He was severely wounded and invalided back to the UK, he died in the Red Cross Hospital, Winchester on 29th July 1916. He is buried in St Albans (Hatfield Road) Cemetery. Grave Ref E. F. 12.

Additional Information

The St Albans City War Memorial in St Peters Street records him as D. G. Adams. His effects of £10-9s-3d, of which £7-10s-0d was his war gratuity went to his widow Rosolyn.

Acknowledgments

Stuart Osborne
Jonty Wild, Stuart Osborne