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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916

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1887 - 1916

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1894 - 1916

Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916

Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft

Pte 17750 Thomas Wadman

  • Age: 18
  • From: Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 19th Btn
  • D.O.W Wednesday 2nd August 1916
  • Commemorated at: Corbie Cc Ext
    Panel Ref: II.A.18
Thomas was born on the 30th April 1898 in Liverpool the son of Maria Charlotte Wadman. He had  one brother, Sidney and two sisters Louisa and Clara. He was educated at Sefton Park County Primary School.

He was employed at the Tramways Department of Liverpool Corporation prior to enlisting.

He enlisted in Liverpool on 04/09/1914 when he joined the 19th Bn as Private 17750. He gave his age as 19 years and 20 days, which we will discover was a lie told by Thomas in order to attest. He is described as a Clerk being 5'4 and a half inches tall and weighing 119lbs  He is described as being of fresh complexion with blue eyes and fair hair. He gave his religion as Church of England.

His service record shows that he went to France on 16/12/1915. He was wounded on 30/07/1916 during the dreadful events that unfolded in the attack on Guillemont. He died of wounds on 02/08/1916 aged 18. The wounds are described as Gun Shot Wounds to his knees.

A contemporary newspaper report states that his mother of 2 Bessbrook Road, Augburth had received news of his death. The report also states that Thomas had attempted to join the Pals on several occasions but was refused owing to the fact that he was just 16 years old. It further advised that he wa finally accepted upon readjusting his age to meet Military requirements. This accounts for his incorrect age of 19years and 20 days being offered to the Recruiting Sergeant on 04/09/1914. A further example of the desire of young boys wishing to enlist and to not miss out on the big adventure that "would be over by Christmas".

Thomas is buried at Corbie CC Extension and his headstone bears the inscription:


He is also remembered on the Garston Roll of Honour and St Anne's C. of E. Church, Aigburth.

His death is reocrded in the Pals Courier dated 11th August, 1916.

Killed On This Day.

(102 Years this day)
Saturday 10th August 1918.
Lance Corporal 30546 Charles Harold Fairclough
33 years old