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William Brown Adams

Servicenumber : 4271599
Rank : Sapper
Regiment : Royal Engineers
Unit : 1st Parachute Squadron
Date of Death : 25-09-1944
Age : 24
Grave : Plot 24. Row B. Grave 20
William Brown Adams was a son of Lancelot and Sarah Jane Adams. He was married to N.K. (Kath) Adams.
Adams joined the Army and served with the Northumbrian Regiment. He later transferred to the 1st Parachute Squadron RE, where was a member of Headquarters-troop. He saw action in North Africa and Sicily. He died of wounds in the St. Joseph Psychiatric Hospital at Apeldoorn on 29 september 1944. He was buried in the hospital grounds. Adams was later reburied at the Airborne Cemetery at Oosterbeek.
Picture: 23-09-2012
Sources: Website CWGC and Roll of Honour. Photo: A. Toal (Cousin of William Brown Adams)