Private Percy Adams, 25747

  • Batt - 7
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Section -
  • Date of Birth - 1892
  • Died - 24/09/1916
  • Age - 25

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the son of John and Catherine Adams of 119, Occupation Road, Church Gresley, Derbyshire. In 1911 the family home was at 116, Occupation Lane, Church Gresley, Derbyshire, present were his father John a Waggoner, born 1856 in Swadlincote, Derbyshire and his mother Catherine, born 1859 in Farnley, Leeds, Yorkshire. Percy was a Machine Pipe Maker and was born in 1892 in Church Gresley, Derbyshire, he had four brothers and one sister, William a Pipe Jointer, born 1880, John a Pipe Fireman, born 1883, George a Below Ground Coal Miner and Fitter, born 1885, James, a Pipe Clay Getter, born 1888 and Daisy a Schoolgirl, born 1899, all his five siblings were born in Church Gresley, Derbyshire. The War Diary for the events of 17th to the 25th September records. MONTAUBAN. The Battalion remained in bivouacs and was employed in finding working parties in connection with preparing for the attack on GUEDECOURT. The casualties were all caused by shell fire, the work consisting of digging trenches and repairing roads and much of this was necessarily carried out under shell fire. The weather during this period was uncertain and the state of the ground led to a postponement of objectives.

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
  • Cause of death - KILLED IN ACTION
  • Other Memorials - Coalville War Memorial Clock Tower
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Cause of death - KILLED IN ACTION
  • Burial Commemoration - Thiepval Mem., Somme, France
  • Born - Church Gresley, Derbys
  • Enlisted - Coalville, Leics
  • Place of Residence - Albert Village, Leicestershire, England

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