Thursday 30 December 2010

Corporal George Amos Adams

Born on 1 April 1889 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island - son of Amos and Catherine Adams (nee Storey), Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as grocery clerk, marital status single, served previously in the 4th Regiment Canadian Artillery, height of 5 feet 9 inches, chest of 35.5 inches, dark complexion, gray eyes, black hair, and a Presbyterian.

Joined the 13th Canadian Mounted Rifles Regiment on 3 February 1915 (number 552236) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 10 or 11 November 1917 - wounded on 29 October 1918, taking shrapnel in the trenches in front of Valenciennes which fractured his skull - died of those wounds at No.1 Casualty Clearing Station on 30 October 1918 - originally buried in Emerchicout Churchyard, 5.5 miles west of Denain (row A, grave 15) - finally buried in Douai British Cemetery, France (grave G.16).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,; Library and Archives Canada, RG 150, 1992-93/314, War Graves Registry: Circumstances of Death Records; "The Descendants of James Lewis Haydn and Christina Haus",

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