Adams, Joseph James

Age: 24
Date of birth: July 1890

Parents: Thomas and Emma Adams
Wife: Annie Adams nee Rawlins
Address: 3 Lammas Walk, Saltisford


Joseph James was christened on 10th July 1890.

At the time of the 1891 census the family were living at 84 Avon Street.  He had three elder siblings – Minnie (7), Walter (4) and Reginald (2).

By 1901 the family were living at 2 Vine Lane, Packmores.  Minnie and Walter were no longer living with their parents and three more brothers had been born after Joseph – they were Charles F. (8), Bertie E. (6) and Wilfred A. (2).  Joseph’s father, Thomas, is listed as a Cabinet maker.

Joseph’s mother and father, together with the two youngest boys, Bertie and Wilfred were living at 53 Union Road in 1911.  We are unable to find a census listing for Joseph.

In 1913 Joseph married Annie Rawlins.

Joseph was the 6th man on the Warwick War Memorial to be killed in action:

Military Service

Rank & Number: Corporal, 8872
Regiment/Service: B Company, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps
Brigade/Division: 2nd Brigade, 1st Division
Date of death: Wednesday, October 07, 1914
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds
Commemorated/Buried: Villers-en-Prayers Communal Cemetery, Aisne
Awards: 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Nicholas Church, All Saints School

Application for Joseph to be included on the Warwick War Memorial:


  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt and Shrine Application courtesy of Warwick County Record Office
  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Pete Clemons – Joseph was Pete’s Mother’s Uncle

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