2nd Lt
Caleb Henry Adams

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortedatum:
06/01/1890
Geboorteplaats:
Lewisham, Kent, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Juweliers Assistent

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Strijdmacht:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Second Lieutenant
Service nummer:
/
Eenheden:
 —  Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 10th Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
20/09/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Bitter Wood, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
27

Gedenkplaats

Tyne Cot Memorial
Paneel: 15.A

Onderscheidingen en medailles 3

1914-15 Star
Medaille
British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Extra informatie

Caleb was born in Lewisham, Kent on January 6th 1890, the third of four sons of jeweller John Adams. He joined the College at the same time as his elder brother Sidney, and after leaving began work as an assistant in his father’s jewellery business.

After the outbreak of the War he joined the Queen’s Westminster Rifles, going across to France in August 1915, before being badly wounded at Ypres in December. After leaving the hospital he transferred to the Artists’ Rifles, a regiment in which all three of his brothers also served, before taking a Commission in the Queen’s Royal West Surreys in the summer of 1917.

On September 20th, 1917 Caleb’s Battalion took part in the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge. They took Java Trench and Java Drive and consolidated positions in Bitter Wood, along the Bassevillebeek Stream. After which the 32nd Royal Fusiliers passed through and went on to the Tower Hamlets Ridge. The Battalion advanced in close formation in order to get well clear before the German barrage came down. But the plan backfired and the 10th Queen’s suffered heavy casualties, due to machinegun fire. Many officer were killed during the advance.

Second Lieutenant Caleb Henry Adams was killed in the fighting between 20 September and 22 September 1917 near Bitter Wood.

Bronnen 4

"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 69, 73 & 81.
Gebruikte bronnen
Ancestry
http://www.ancestry.co.uk/
Verdere verwijzing
CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/845664/ADAMS,%20CALEB%20HENRY
Gebruikte bronnen
The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army
Verdere verwijzing