Date of birth: 22nd June 1917
Parents: Sydney and Katherine Adams (nee Roberts)
Wife: Beatrice Adams (nee Hall)
Address: Address of wife Beatrice shows as Warwick on CWGC records
Occupation: Power Press Hand
Charles was born in Birmingham on 22nd June 1917. He was the eldest of six children. His siblings were Edna (1920-2009), Edward (1923-1981), Elsie (1925-1955), Reginald (1927-1929) and Ronald 1929-2003).
According to the 1939 census Charles was living with his parents Sidney (1894-1945) and Kathrine (1893-1972) and four of his siblings at 25 Millhouse Road, Birmingham 25. Charles’ occupation is stated as a power press hand. Charles’ father had served in WW1 in the King’s Royal Rifles. In 1916 he had been reported as missing. It must have been such a relief for his family when he turned up alive.
In Q2 1941 Charles married a Warwick girl Beatrice Hall (1921-1984). They had one daughter born in 1942.
Beatrice remarried – Derrick Morris Cyphus (1930-2005) – in Warwick in 1956. They had three daughters.
Charles’ father died aged 52 in 1945. His mother Kathrine married Thomas Hardware in 1949.
Rank & Number: Private, 5115484
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry
Brigade/Division: 28th Infantry Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
Date of death: 16th September 1944
Cause of death/Battle: Not known
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Gradara War Cemetery, Italy. II, A, 4.
Commemorated locally at:
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group