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William James Adams

Rank: Gunner
Street: 3 St. Brigid's Terrace
Townland:
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish:
Country: Ireland
Alternative Address: 3 St. Bridget's Terrace, Longford; Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Census 1901: Resident at Mullolagher
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Longford/Cloondara/Mullolagher/1553617/
Census 1911: Resident at Mullolagher
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Longford/Cloondara/Mullolagher/587187/
Regiment/Unit: Royal Field Artillery, 50th Brigade, 'C' Battery
Regiment Number: 248319
Date of Death: 19-04-1918
Cause: Killed in action, France or Belgium
Memorial: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Information:

William was born 6 August 1894 in Mullolagher, Co. Longford.

He married Mary Friary in on the 20 October 1917 in St. Mel's Cathedral, and she is mentioned as his next-of-kin in his will written in November 1917. By that time they were living in St. Brigid's Terrace in Longford town. He seemingly went to the front in c.1916, but was killed-in-action, possibly during the Battle of the Lys in April 1918. 

 

William was likely a brother of Gunner John Arthur Adams, who was killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres in 1917.

Parents Names: Son of Richard Adams and Sidney (née Holmes), Mullolaghter, Longford.
Notes:
Links:

Link to CWGC entry; Soldiers Will; l Civil Record of Birth; Civil Record of Marriage; Lijssenthoek memorial website

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