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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 57389 Joseph Adams

  • Age: 20
  • From: Greenock, Renfrew
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 20th Btn
  • K.I.A Monday 9th April 1917
  • Commemorated at: Henin Crucifix Cem
    Panel Ref: Sp.Mem 1
Joseph was the youngest son of Edward and Christina Adams of 12 Nile Stret, Greenock.

Prior to the war Joseph was employed at Greenock Post Office. He enlisted in Glasgow joining the Lowland Divisional Cyclist Company as Private 1164. Prior to departure for service overseas he transferred to the 20th Battalion of the Kings Liverpool Regiment as Private 57389 and was was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Arras on 09/04/1917 aged 20.

He is commemorated on a Special Memorial headstone at Henin Crucifix Cemetery in France. The Inscription on his headstone reads: 

"THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT"

His family posted notices in the local paper following Joseph's death. These included his Mother and Father as well as his brothers Angus, David, serving with the Royal Scots, and Edward serving with the Royal Engineers and also his sister whose name doesnt appear in the obituary notices.

Joseph is commemorated on the following Memorials:

Broomhill War Memorial


The Men of Greenock

We currently have no further information on Joseph Adams, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

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