Private William Adcock, 103776

  • Batt - 1
  • Unit - Machine Gun Corps
  • Section -
  • Date of Birth -
  • Died - 20/04/1918
  • Age -

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
William married Anastasia Parle in the 4th quarter of 1915 in the Leicester district.
William’s Army enlistment documents do not survive, all that is known of his military service is that he enlisted into the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, being allotted the service number 37947. He was at some point transferred to the 1st Battalion Machine Gun Corps and allotted the service number 103776, and it was while serving with this unit that he was killed in action on the 20th April 1918. He was awarded the British War and Victory medals.
The War Diary records: 20 Apr-18 – GOSNAY. D.24.d.9.1. By a successful counter-attack the enemy were evicted from ROUTE A. KEEP and the heights North and North East of GIVENCHY. Lieutenant SHEAD and 4 guns took part in the latter operation. Weather remained cold and dull. “C” Company relieved “C” Company 55th Battalion and moved to billets in HESDIGNEUL. Operation Order B.172. (Appendix A).

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
  • Other Memorials - Loughborough Carillon, War Memorial Bell Tower
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Machine Gun Corps
  • Former Unit n.o - 37947
  • Former Unit - King's Royal Rifle Corps
  • Cause of death - KILLED IN ACTION
  • Burial Commemoration - Loos Mem., Pas de Calais, France
  • Born - Leicester
  • Enlisted - Leicester
  • Memorial - CARILLON TOWER MEM., LOUGHBOROUGH, LEICS

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