Born Kimberworth, Rotherham, 12/09/1889. Son of James Rawson Adams of Koolong, Mildura, Victoria, Australia and Sarah Elizabeth Colbeck, of the Vicarage, Burstwick, Hull (CWGC address). Educated at St Margaret’s grammar School, Mildura, Australia. Employed as a fruit grower with his father. described as 5 foot, 8 inches tall, 36 inch chest, 140 lbs weight, blue eyes, brown hair, Church of England religion.
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 27/08/1914, when war began. Served as Private Frederick James Adams 868. Unit: 8th Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force. Proceeded to Gallipoli and was killed during the landings on: 25 April 1915, aged 25. Buried at Gaba Teppe. His comrade wrote, that he “was a fine fellow, in every sense of the word and a gentleman.. ”
His death was recorded in the De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour, Volume 2,
- ‘Burstwick Shrine’, Hull Daily Mail, 5 December 1916
- Yorkshire Heroes, Vol I: A Journey from Hull to Withernsea, Around Hornsea and Back to Hull Again, Malcolm Mann, 1996. pp. 397-398
- ‘Burstwick Shrine Unveiled’, Hull Daily Mail, 8 December 1917
- Burstwick Primitive Methodist Shrine, dedicated December 1917. Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries. Records 74 men serving in WW1.
- Burstwick WW1 Memorial, unveiled 10/07/1920. Attended by: Colonel R Hall; Local Clergy/Dignitaries; Ex-Servicemen. Records 17 died and 58 men returned.