Private William Adams (Regimental/Service #7115), enlisted on September 15, 1914 in Valcartier, QC, with the 1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). He was born in London England on September 21, 1895, and is the son of William and Bridget Adams of Middle Street in Preston, ON. At the time of his enlistment, he was not married and he worked in the shoe trade. He listed his religion as Church of England. William died on May 7, 1915, as a result of wounds he received in action at the Battle of Langemarck. He was 19 years of age. Laid to rest at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery in France. Grave reference: VIII. C.2.
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Adams, William F.
Belonged to 1st Battalion, 1st Contingent. He enlisted in 1914. Killed in action.
His parents are Mr. and Mrs. William J. Adams of Preston, Ontario .