Diamond War Memorial Project

Lance Corporal Henry Arthur Adams

1st/8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (formerly 19540, Royal Engineers) Regimental Number 9825
Born: 1891-03-01 Died: 1916-07-15 Aged: -- Enlisted: Londonderry

Name recorded on All Saints' Church (Church of Ireland), Clooney Parish 1914-18 Roll of Honour. Buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France. Name commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Son of John George and Elizabeth/Lizzie (nee West, who possibly died on March 22, 1919, and was buried in Londonderry City Cemetery) Adams, Cross Street / 11, Ebrington Street, Waterside, Londonderry. Brother of James (born May 7, 1893); Thomas (born April 12, 1896); John (born December 6, 1897); Joseph (born November 9, 1899); Margaret (born January 2, 1902); and Alice (born June 12, 1905).

About one fortnight after the death of Lance Corporal Adams, his sorrowing mother and sisters had the following lines inserted in a Londonderry newspaper:

'Out on a lonely battlefield

Our son's young life has gone;

He fought for King and country

And for his friends at home.

No one stood around him

To bid his last farewell;

We hope he's gone up yonder,

In Heaven with Christ to dwell.'

In the same newspaper his friend, M. H. Crawford, placed the following lines, in memory of Henry Arthur Adams:

'The midnight stars are shining

On the grave I cannot see,

Where sleeping, without dreaming,

Lies the one so dear to me.'