Image courtesy of Diane Buckenham (Noble).

Born: 1895, Limerick, Munster, Ireland.

Died: 7th May 1915; age 20; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 14th August 1914.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 10555

Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 47.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Eliza Adams, of 33, Pearce Road, Ipswich.



1901   25, Kemp Street, Ipswich.


Richard was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Adams, 29, a General Labourer, born Pilton, Somerset.

Eliza Adams (nee Bugg), 26, born Ipswich.

Charles Adams, 8, born Ipswich.

Florence Adams, 1, born Ipswich.


Richard (far right) brother Charles jnr. (centre top) also served and survived the war. 

1911   92, Richmond Road, Ipswich.


Richard was 16 years old, a Pork Butcher’s Assistant. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 40, a Bread Baker.

Eliza, 38.

Florence, 11.

Alma Rose Adams, 9, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth May Adams, 7, born Ipswich.

Frederick Adams, 2, born Ipswich.


Richard had 4 more siblings born after the 1911 census:

George Edward Adams, born 1911, Ipswich.

Robert Claude Adams, born October 1912, Ipswich.

Winifred Nancy Adams, born March 1915, Ipswich.

Ernest Cecil Adams, born 1918, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Charles Adams – father and Eliza Adams – mother.



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