Thomas Adams

Memorial: Hambrook - Whiteshill Common

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Able Seaman R/4464

Marital status: Married

Date of birth: 03/10/1887

Place of birth: Winterbourne, Bristol

Date of death: 07/03/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Ribecourt British Cemetery (Ref: Sp. Mem. B. 34.), France

Further information:

Thomas Adams was born in Winterbourne. There are 2 possible families Thomas could belong to. In the first family his parents may have been Edward and Maria Adams. His siblings may have been Albert, Fred, Charles and Martha. He may have been born in 1882

In the second family his parents may have been James and Eliza Adams. His siblings may have been George and Clara. He may have been born in 1888. James Adams worked as a stonemason

Forces War Records show his date of birth as 3/10/1887

Thomas was married to Lilian of Watleys End, Winterbourne, Bristol

Thomas joined the Hood Battalion of the Royal Navy Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as an able seaman. He died in March 1918 at the age of 30. He is buried in Ribecourt British Cemetery in France. He is remembered on the Whiteshill Common Memorial Cross (Winterbourne face) in Hambrook

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre
Forces War Records and CWGC