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Robert Adams

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:39 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Robert Adams (father) was a civil engineer (water engineer on Isle of Wight), patriotic, Christina, but not a conscientious objector.

Was stationed in Egypt with 8th Army, in a West Country regiment ('very sporting'). Lost friends who were on bomb disposal. Went on to the Italian campaign and remembered bad deprivation in Naples; was stationed in Florence; received award for Bailey Bridge construction.

Mother was at school during the war, which was heavily bombed. Eventually joined WRENs.


Item list and details

1. Personal photographs 2. El Alamein Anniversary booklet

Person the story/items relate to

Robert Adams

Person who shared the story/items

Kate Adamas Tee

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor


Type of submission

Shared at Hungerford Library, Berkshire on 30 November 2023.

Record ID

114567 | HUN019