Informatie over geboorte

Geboortedatum:
22/08/1895
Geboorteplaats:
Lancashire, Liverpool, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Arbeider

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Strijdmacht:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Service nummer:
22814
Dienstneming datum:
02.07.1915
Dienstneming plaats:
Sheffield, Yorkshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Eenheden:
 —  York & Lancaster Regiment, 6th Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
09/10/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
South of Meunier House, Poelkappelle, Belgiƫ
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
22

Begraafplaats

Poelcapelle British Cemetery
Plot: 37
Rij: B
Graf: 18

Onderscheidingen en medailles 3

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

Points of interest 2

#1 Geboorteplaats
#2 Dienstneming plaats

Extra informatie

Private John Adams ( 6th Bn., York & Lacaster Reg., 32nd Br., 11th Div. ) was killed in action on the 9th of October 1917, the day that marks the start of the Battle of Poelcappelle.
On that day his battalion fought in conjuction with the 9th ( Yorkshire Hussar ) Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment and the 6th Bn. Yorkshire Regiment, with the 8th Bn. Duke of Wellington Regiment in support. We presume he was part of the 'A' company. Their objective was to take over Meunier House and the emplacements around it. Because of heavy rainfall the past days and the day itself, it was difficult to reach the objectives, as the fields were impassable. Eventhough the battles were heavy, none of the objectives were obtained that day. Both sides suffered a great ammount of losses. Around 2pm that day, the Brits and the Germans established some kind of local truce to recover the wounded and dead soldiers.
Private John Adams was buried not far from were he fell, south of Meunier House (v20.b.6.1). It is possible that the Germans took him, as he was buried behind enemy lines. After the war he was reburied on Poelcappelle British Cemetery.

Bronnen 5

"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 108-109.
Gebruikte bronnen
Ancestry
http://www.ancestry.co.uk
Verdere verwijzing
CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/491105/ADAMS,%20J
Gebruikte bronnen
The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Verdere verwijzing
War Diaries
http://www.nmarchive.com
Verdere verwijzing