William Adams

Name

William Adams

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

02/03/1917

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
31337
Bedfordshire Regiment
3rd Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

BUSHEY (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD
Old Churchyard, 3.
United Kingdom

Headstone

>None

UK Memorials

Bushey Town Memorial, St James’ Church Memorial, Bushey, St Peter’s Church Memorial, Bushey Heath

Pre War

William Adams was born in Harrow and was resident in Bushey at the time he enlisted at Bedford as Private 31337 with the 3rd Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment.  His pension record card shows he was married to Hannah Maria Adams (b 18/04/1890) and had a daughter (b 31/07/16) called Vera Beatrice. 

Wartime Service

He died at home on 2 March 1917 and was buried in Bushey churchyard. He is commemorated on the Bushey Memorial and at St Peter’s Church, Bushey Heath. His pension record states he died of Cerebro Spinal Fever commencing on active service.  The pension paid to his widow was 18/9 per week from 10/09/17 and the address given for Hannah was 56 Clay Hill, Bushey, Herts.


Additional Information

Information provided with kind permission of Bushey First World War Commemoration Project – please visit www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk.

Acknowledgments

Andrew Palmer
Dianne Payne - www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk, Jonty Wild