Fred Adams


The Parish Record shows the Baptism of a Frederick George Adams on 26th March, 1893.   The mother is shown as Emma Elizabeth Adams, a domestic servant.   The father is not named.     Emma Elizabeth is shown in Parish Records as having been Baptised on 7th November, 1875.   She was therefore aged seventeen at the time of the birth of Frederick.

In 1901 Fred then aged 8 was living at South End, West Haddon with his grandfather George, aged 49, a Carpenter/Journeyman and his grandmother Elizabeth Agnes, aged 47, a Corset Machinist, his uncle Harry Thomas, aged 17, a Carpenter/Journeyman and his aunt Eleanor E, aged 15, a Dressmaker’s Apprentice.

He enlisted with the Royal Army Service Corps at Aldershot on 9th November, 1915.   His civilian trade was shown as a baker.      The Absentee Voters’ List for 1919 shows his rank as Private and his unit as 22nd LOC ASC.

His “dispersal” from military service was on 16th August, 1919.

Frederick George Adams married Emma Jane Gammage in 1920.   They had three children Aileen, born 1921, Jean, born 1922 (died 1928) and Iris, born 1925.  None of the girls are recorded in West Haddon Parish Records indicating Frederick did not return to live in the village when he returned from his military service

He died in December, 1971 while living in Brixworth.   His wife Emma predeceased him in 1963

(Jim Blakey March 13, 2017)