- Oliver John Adams was a son of Thomas and Kate Rose Adams of
Whilton, Northamptonshire. He was married to Ellen Louise Adams of
- The author of Gunners at Arnhem, Peter Wilkinson, wrote about
Oliver James Adams (page 126). He writes about German attacks on Sunday
the 24th. "The guns of 1 Battery were also coming under attack
from tanks pressing in from the north east. B Troop command post
received a direct hit and Lieutenant Leitch and Gunner Adams were
- The war diary of 1 Battery, as published in the book Winged
Gunners, also mentions Adams (page 173): "The tanks returned to
the Bty. position and scored a direct hit on the command post. Lieut.
Leitch was killed, also Signaller Adams."
- Adams was given a field burial in a field between Benedendorpsweg
119 and the Van Hofwegen Laundry, Ploegseweg in Oosterbeek. He was later
reburied at the Airborne Cemetery in Oosterbeek.