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

Occupation:

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

Contributors

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

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