John George Adams

Date of birth:                     1886
Place of birth:                    Woolston, Southampton
Date of marriage:             1909
Place of marriage:            Southampton
Service No.:                       151163
Rank:                                     Private
Regiment / Division:      Royal Field Artillery
Battalion:                             “C” battery, 337th Brigade
Died:                                       9th May 1919 aged 33 years
Death Remembered:      Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery

Life before the War
John was born 1886 in Woolston, Southampton.  His parents were John and Sarah (nee Hibbs) who married in 1884 in Southampton.  He had siblings Cecilia Ethel b.1889 and Louisa Amy b.1891

In 1891 John George his parents and sister were living at 5 Cliff Terrace, Woodley Road, Woolston, Southampton.  John senior was working as a Cab Driver.

In 1901 the family was living at 6 Woodley Road, Woolston, Southampton.  John senior is still a Cab Driver.  John George is a Barrow Boy working for a Builders Merchant.  Also in the household were his sisters Cecilia and Louisa.

By 1911 John George had married Alice Eliza Whitcher (in Southampton in 1909).  Alice was born in Romsey, Hampshire in 1886.  They were living at 51 Newtown Road, Weston, Southampton.   By this time John George was a Carman.

They had a son John Thomas b. 1910.  At the time his parents were living at 46 Cliff Terrace, Woodley Road, Woolston, Southampton and John Thomas is still employed as a Cab Driver.  His sister Louisa, was working as General Domestic.  His sister Cecilia was living at Avenue House, the Avenue, Southampton working as a Servant.

War Service
John enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery in 1916 as a Private.  He was serving with the “C” Battery, 337th Brigade, Service Number 151163.  He died in an accident on 9 May 1919.  John is Remembered with Honour at the Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery Iraq.

John was entitled to both the Victory Medal and British War Medal.

National roll of the Great War:
Adams, J. G., Driver, R.F.A.
He joined in 1916 and being drafted to the Western Front took part in many important engagements.  He was later sent to Mesopotamia where he was in action during some very fierce fighting.  He was accidentally killed on May 9th 1919 through being thrown from a horse during a stampede.  He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
46, Cliff Terrace, Woodley Road, Woolston, Southampton.

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