Frederick George Adams signature

Frederick George Adams, a moulder, signed up in Kingston, Ontario, on this day in 1917.  He was born in Deseronto on January 21st, 1895 (the birth registration says January 25th), the son of Joseph Henry Adams and Sarah Helen (née White). His father died of cancer in 1914 in the Rockwood Hospital in Kingston and Sarah married John Bawden in Belleville in 1916.

Adams joined the 73rd Battery of the Canadian Field Artillery with the regimental number 344109. He was five feet eleven inches tall, with a fair complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. His service record shows that Adams arrived in England on board the SS Lapland in February 1918. He was posted to France in September, joining the 5th Brigade of the Canadian Field Artillery.

Frederick received a gunshot wound to the face on October 31st, 1918 and spent the following three weeks in hospital at Le Tréport in France. He returned to Canada, again on the SS Lapland, in June 1919, and was discharged in Kingston on June 11th.

On July 11th, 1922, Adams married Stella McHugh in Belleville. He died of tuberculosis in the Belleville General Hospital on November 8th, 1929 and was buried in Belleville.

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