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Private William J. Adams

Male 1885 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name William J. Adams 
    Prefix Private 
    Born 29 Jul 1885  Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military WW1 - 29th Regiment/34th Battalion  [1
    • Adams, William J. Private. Was attached to the 29th Regiment and enlisted with the 34th Battalion at Galt, January 18, 1915. He went overseas with the 2nd reinforcing draft. He was born in Scotland and his next of kin is Miss Williamina Elspeth Adams, Aberdeen, Scotland. He was living in Preston at the time of enlisting.

      William was a laborer born in Edinborough, Scotland 29 Jul 1885, a widower, he listed his daughter Williamina Elspeth as his next of kin.

      Williamina is buried in the Necroplis Cemetery, Toronto, and her address was listed as New Comers Inn.

      Williamina and her daughter Williamina arrived in Quebec on the Athena in October 1910 headed for Galt - Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    WW1, Private, 28th Regiment / 34 Battalion 
    Residence , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence Abt 1916  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-158056P 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I158056  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jul 1885 - Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1916 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • According to Ancestry Public Tree he was married to Williamina Eslpeth Craig who died in Toronto 15 Oct 1914. The daughter with the same given names returned to Scotland and died in 1998.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1890] Military - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Public Library WW1 Soldiers Card Index Soldier Information Cards - World War One.