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Personal data

  • JPF
  • England
  • Son of Herbert Cranstoun Adams and Emma A. I. Adams, of 2, The Beacon, Exmouth, Devon. Curate of St John's, Newfoundland.
  • St. Bees School, St. Augustine's
    College, Canterbury, and Durham University
  • Remembered in Holy Trinity Church, Exmouth, Devon

Military service

  • Lieutenant
  • 20th Squadron Royal Air Force (Flying Corps)
  • 4th - Bn. - Durham Light Infantry
  • to France on 28 July 1916;
    He was ordained deacon at Advent, 1914, and proceeded very shortly to-St. John's, Newfoundland, as a curate. There he remained until the following September, when he obtained the sanction of his bishop to come home to take up arms, and very soon
    obtained his commission in the Durham Light Infantry. In June, 1916, he left England for the front, and Was soon Wounded by shrapnel. After about three months he was passed for duty again, and subsequently returned to the front, and saw more fighting, and afterwards volunteered for the R.F.C., joining a squadron after a few weeks' training in England. He was highly esteemed as a capable and gallant officer.


  • killed on October 14th while carrying out his duties as an observer. A sudden attack was made upon his machine in the air by a hostile machine, and an engagement ensued at close quarters, but after firing five rounds the pilot observed that no more were fired by Second-Lieutenant Adams, and he at once came down successfully on our side ; the machine was much damaged and the observer dead and still
    holding his gun
  • Killed in action
  • 14 October 1917
  • 26
  • XXI - H - 1



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