Other numbers under which he served were given on his service record: 20246, 52006 and 33108.
His mother Charlotte received a war gratuity of £4 10s and pay owing of £3 13s 4d.
The local paper wrote that "although not a Stortfordian, he was well known and highly respected both where he worked and also at the Congregational Church where he was an active worker."
His sister, S Adams wrote in a letter on 13 January 1921 to the Officer in charge of Records" Thank you very much for the information sent to us regarding particulars of the body of the late Soldier, Pte Cecil Adams of the Kings Own, Royal Lancaster Regt, having been exhumed and interred north East of Ypres.
It has given my parents great satisfaction to know in what vicinity the re-burial has taken place. "