Regiment : Army Service Corps
Service number : 1488
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 17th April 1918 aged 53
Place of death : Carden St, St Pauls, Worcester
Buried : Worcester (Astwood) Cemetery, Worcestershire, England, Grave 33304.
Relatives : Husband of Alice Adams, 21 Carden St., Worcester
Memorial : Worcester St Paul's Church
Resided : Worcester
The birth of Samuel George Adams is registered in the September Quarter 1865 under the Droitwich Registration District. The marriage of Samuel George Adams to Alice Jenkins is registered in the September Quarter 1887 under the Pershore Registration District.
Samuel Adams enlisted for short service as Private, 1236, in the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry at Bodmin, Cornwall on 8th April 1884. On his attestation paper he gave his place of birth as Claines, Worcester, his age as 19 years and his occupation as a bricklayer. Samuel was 5 feet 4 and three quarter inches tall with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and dark hair. He was discharged after 57 days on 29th May 1884 in consequence of a payment of ten pounds within three months of his attestation paper.
6 Court, Severn St, Worcester
Samuel Adams, head, age 35, Bricklayer, born Claines, Worcester
Alice Adams, wife, age 33, born St Peters, Worcester
Samuel Adams, son, age 12, School, born St Peters, Worcester
William Adams, son, age 11, School, born St Peters, Worcester
Frank Adams, son, age 9, School, born Claines, Worcester
Alfred Adams, son, age 7, School, born St Clements, Worcester
Fred Adams, son, age 4, School, born St Pauls, Worcester
Alice Adams, daughter, age 2,, born St Pauls, Worcester
Samuel George Adams enlisted in the Horse Transport Corps, Army Service Corps, Private, T2 SR 01488 for the duration of the war on 30th June 1915 at Worcester. He was resident at 21 Carden St, Worcester, gave his age as 44 years and his occupation as a Carter. He stated that he had served 1 year 6 months in the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry and had ‘bought out’. He gave his next of kin as his wife, Alice Adams, 21 Carden Street, Worcester. Samuel stated that he married Alice Jenkins, spinster, on 10th September 1887 at the Chapel, Whittington, Worcester and gave particulars of the following children: Ernest Charles, male, born 10th December 1901, Worcester, Agnes Nellie, female, born 21st April 1904, Worcester, James, male, born 23rd July 1905, Worcester, Florence Charlotte, female, born 19th August 1907, Worcester, Elizabeth Violet, female, born 15th April 1910, Worcester, Edgar Cyril, male, born 7th September 1912, Worcester. Samuel was discharged on 26th April 1917 after 1 year and 301 days on the grounds of sickness.
Samuel Adams, occupation: bricklayer, died at home in Carden Street, St Pauls. He was buried in consecrated ground in Astwood Cemetery on 22nd April 1918, aged 53 years. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend H.L. Jones.
Source for additional information: Register of burials in Astwood Cemetery, entry no 40040, available on microfilm at Worcestershire Archives.
A photograph of Driver S.G. Adams of Worcester can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 7th April 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.