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The names of 197 local men who lost their lives in World War I are
inscribed on the bells of the Memorial Community Church in Plaistow. They are our local heroes

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William Henry Adams

Rifleman
Royal Irish Rifles
Born
Dalston - c. 1896
Died
France and Flanders - 9 May 1915
Age
19
Death
Killed in action
Served in
Royal Irish Rifles
Awards
Unknown
Memorials
Unknown
Lived
147 Ling Road, Canning Town

William Henry's story

Service Number
3364
Mother
Caroline
Father
Unknown
Spouse
Unknown
Buried
Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium
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  1. Jane Bissett
    February 12, 2014
    2:12 pm

    William Henry Adams is my grandmother brother. He was the second child of eight siblings and wasn’t married.
    He worked in a bank before someone handed him a white feather and he joined up straight away.
    He went to war so quickly no one in his family ever saw him in his uniform.
    I have the Widow’s Penny that was sent to his mother.
    We will always remember his bravery

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