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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916

CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916

Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916

Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916

Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
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Pte 17242 William Ernest Adams

  • Age: 23
  • From: Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
  • K.I.A Monday 23rd April 1917
  • Commemorated at: Arras Memorial
    Panel Ref: Bay 3
William Ernest was born in Rice Street, Liverpool on 23/05/1893 the son of Thomas Adam's and his wife Annie (nee McMahon). He was baptised at St Peter's Church in Liverpool on 02/07/1893. The baptismal records show that his father was a Policeman, born in Balanacoy, Antrim. 

The 1911 Census shows the family living at 80 Upper Pitt Street, Liverpool. It is evident that William Ernest's mother has died as the records show his father, now a retired Policeman and Theatre Attendant aged 62 is married to Delia aged 31. Present in the household are his siblings; Robert, John, Margaret, Delia, James and Madeleine. 

William enlisted in Liverpool joining the 18th Battalion of The King's Liverpool Regiment as Private 17242. He was killed in action on 23/04/1917 aged 23. His body was not recovered from the battlefield and his name is recorded on the Arras Memorial in France. 

He is also commemorated on the following Memorials:

Central Hall Methodist 

Liverpool Post Office Staff, now housed inside the Met Quarter shopping centre, Liverpool. 

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(105 Years this day)
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(105 Years this day)
Saturday 22nd January 1916.
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(104 Years this day)
Monday 22nd January 1917.
Pte 25453 Thomas Smith
44 years old