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Oliver John Adams

Servicenumber : 14340798
Rank : Gunner
Regiment : Royal Artillery
Unit : 1st Airlanding Light Regiment
Date of Death : 24-09-1944
Age : 29
Grave : Plot 2. Row B. Grave 4
Oliver John Adams was a son of Thomas and  Kate Rose Adams of Whilton, Northamptonshire. He was married to Ellen Louise Adams of Whilton.
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 killed."
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.
Picture: 23-09-2012
Resting in God's garden
Till we meet again
 
Picture: 12-09-2016
 
Sources: Website CWGC, The Gunners at Arnhem, Winged Gunners and Roll of Honour

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