Lt Cecil Edward Adams, DCM

1891 Jan/Mar . Born Camberwell

1891 census living with his parents at 131, Melbourne Grove, Camberwell

1901 census living with parents at Bedfont Lane, Feltham

1911 census his family area at 121 High Street Feltham, but he has left home. He is listed as a Private in 3rd Devonshire Regt at Higher Barracks, Exeter.

He served 8 years in the ranks and one year as a WO II before being commissioned in 1918

1914 Aug 22. served with the Devon Regiment in France and Belgium, was wounded four times

1916 Nov 25 London Gazette, 9229 Sgt., C. E. Adams, Devon Regiment. For conspicuous gallantry in action. He assumed command of and led his company with great courage and initiative. Later, although wounded, he remained at his post for 24 hours.

1918 Jul 5. 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers. The undermentioned to be 2nd Lts. for service in the Field: Co. Sjt.-Maj. Cecil Edward Adams, from Devon. R.

1920 Jan 5. R. Fus.— 2nd Lt. C. E. Adams to be Lt.

1920 May 23. He carried the regimental Colours at the review by the King at Aldershot. (Lt H E S Wall also carried the Colours)

1920 Jul 31. He proceeded to Ireland with the 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers. He was stationed at Galbally with 32 Other Ranks.

1921 Mar 21. Died in Headford Junction Ambush

Burial. Sutton Cemetery in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England

Headford Junction Ambush