Other names: Arthur Frank
Locations in this story: Deanland, Sixpenny Handley, DorsetWilton, WiltshireSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Arthur Frank Adams was born in Deanland, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, on 7 Nov 1899 and baptised at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Wilton, Wiltshire, on 13 Mar 1900 the son of John Edward Adams and Fanny Maria Adams (nee Reed). He lived most of his early life in Deanland, Sixpenny Handley. He enlisted on 11 Jan 1918 with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 31216). He is known to have served oversea but not where. He had received a gun shot wound to the right leg and was discharged 24 Jan 1919 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. B103196 including a pension. He was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Annie Louise Rabbet in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, on 16 Apr 1927. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 23 Hamilton Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, working as a Postman. He died in Salisbury on 26 Dec 1978.