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1885 - 1916


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1887 - 1916

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1894 - 1916


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1897 - 1916


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1883 - 1918
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Pte 332819 William Adams

  • Age: 25
  • From: Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • K.I.A Friday 8th November 1918
  • Commemorated at: Dourlers Cc Ext
    Panel Ref: II.C6

William Adams was born in Liverpool in 1893 and was baptised on 02/7/1893 at St Gabriel, Toxteth the son of William Adams and Elizabeth Alice Gibson who were married 26/1/1891 at St Gabriel, Toxteth.

1901 Census – 36 Robertson Road, Toxteth Park  -  Parents William and Elizabeth with children William, Martha, John and Christina. 

1911 Census  -  303 Beaufort Street, Toxteth Park  -  Parents with William, Martha, John, Thomas, Albert and Elsie  -  They had been married 20 years with 8 children born and 7 surviving.  They also had another daughter Evelyn in 1915. His father, William Adams Senior died 26/12/1915.

William enlisted in Liverpool  joining the 18th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 332819. He was killed in action on the 8th November 1918 during the hundred days offensive which ended the First World War (8th August-11th November 1918). He was 25 years of age and was one of the last of the Liverpool Pals to fall, just three days before the Armistice.

He now lies in Dourlers CC Extension Cemetery, France. 

His mother Elizabeth died 25/7/1949.

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