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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
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft

Pte 22302 Albert Adams

  • Age: Unknown.
  • From: West Derby, Liverpool
  • Regiment: 13th KLR
  • Commemorated at: Arras Memorial
    Panel Ref: Bay 3
Albert Adams was born in West Derby, Liverpool.

He enlisted in Liverpool joining the 20th Battalion of The King's Liverpool Regiment as Private 22302. He went to France on 29/12/1915.

Albert transferred to the 13th Battalion of The King's Liverpool Regiment and was serving with them when he was killed in action on 03/05/1917.

The battalion diaries give an insight into the action that Albert experienced as part of 13th Btn when on 1st May 1917 they moved from Arras.

"Throughout the night of 1st /2nd May the Bosche had placed a heavy gas shell, shrapnel and high explosive barrage,on the whole area West of Monchy and the ground South of it. The Barrage threw the back area into confusion.

At 3.45 a.m. on 3 May 1917 commenced The Third Battle of The Scarpe our 3rd Barrage in spite of the Gas and lachrymatory fumes which hung about our batteries near Monachy, opened up punctually, it was followed almost immediately by the Enemy's barrage. Two Companies of the 13th moved out of the front trench. Strong Lewis Gun Fire was maintained on the Enemy's front line to prevent his escaping the barrage by leaving his trenches.

A hostile counter attack was launched at the leading Companies from the North and North  East.
It was beaten back..........A second and strong hostile Counter attack which was delivered from the Northern flank, was met very gallantly, but the line was by this time so thin, no support having come up, that a withdrawal was necessary to prevent the troops being cut off."

The Kingsmen consolidated their position, though constantly under heavy fire.

The Battalion lost 10 Officers in that attack but the Battalion Diary does not give other Ranks Casualties. However, the Brigade HQ Diary for May 1917 records total losses of the 13th King's from 2nd to 12th May 1917 as 12 Officers and 46 Other Ranks Killed in Action with 32 Missing  and 139 Wounded.

Albert Adams was one of those statistics whose body was never found, his name is recorded on the Arras Memorial in France.

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(104 Years this day)
Monday 22nd January 1917.
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44 years old