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3879: Sergeant Albert Adams

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posted on 2024-01-17, 15:04 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

I visited the memorial in Belgium of one of the men named on the village war memorial in Honeybourne: Albert Adams.

In December 2012 I did some work in the "In Flanders Fields Museum" in Ieper, Belgium. While I was there I visited the Tyne Cot Cemetery. I found the memorial to Albert Adams who was company Sergeant Major in the 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.

According to the website (http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/casualty/adams-albert-3/) his service number was 6473. He was born in Binton, Warwickshire and enlisted in Evesham, Worcestershire. He was killed in action aged 33 on 22nd November 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres. He is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panel 75 to 77.

Albert was the husband of Gertrude Annie Adams. I have not been able to locate the council cottages.

Albert appears on: - Cleeve Prior War Memorial Hall WW1 with the additional information: Killed in Action - Cleeve Prior St Andrew's Church with the additional information: Sergt Major - Honeybourne St Ecgwins Church

History

Name of contributor(s)

Alun Edwards

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Sergeant Albert Adams, who appears on the war memorial in the village where I live.

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1883-22 November 1917

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium and Honeybourne, Worcestershire

Object(s)

29 colour photos of Tyne Cot Cemetery, graves in the cemetery, Tyne Cot Memorial, Albert Adams' name on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Community Collection Day

St Helen's Church, Worcester (15/03/19)

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