F. H. Adams
War dead Male Born 31/12/1898 Died 23/5/1978
Q.W.R. Fought but did not die in WW1.
Our colleague Andrew Behan has researched this man: Rifleman Frederick Harold Adams was born on 31 December 1898, the third son of Walter Frank Adams and Louisa Adams. His father was a Cab Driver. He was baptised at St Mark's Church, Regent's Park, Camden on 22 January 1899 when the family were living at 13 Fitzroy Road, Camden. The 1901 census shows the family living at 6 The Flats, Back Lane, Hampstead and by the time of the 1911 census they had moved to 51 Flask Walk, Hampstead and Frederick was listed as a School Errand Boy. On 30 December 1916 he enlisted into the 16th (County of London) Battalion, (Queen's Westminster Rifles), service number 554983, giving his home address as 37 New Buildings, Flask Walk, Hampstead and his occupation as a Cigar Dispatcher.
He was mobilized on 21 February 1917 and saw service abroad from 2 February 1918 until 29 May 1918. He was wounded and was discharged from service on 6 September 1918 and was awarded a Silver War Badge & Certificate No.449495. Following the end of the war he received the British War Medal 1914-1918 and the Victory Medal. He continued to live with his parents at 37 New Buildings until he married Amelia Ellen Beaty in 1928 and they lived for a year at 71 St. Augustine's Road, Camden before moving to 47 Adley Street, Hackney for four years and then at 94 Powell House, Lower Clapton Road, Hackney. He died, aged 79 years, on 23 May 1978, and was cremated in Greenwich on 31 May 1978.