Fred Adlam

Surname: Adlam
Other names: Fred
Other people in this story:
Cyril George Adlam
Mary Ann Adlam (nee Sharp)
Amelia Beatrice King (nee Cosier)
Fred Adlem
Locations in this story:
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Romsey, Hampshire
Charlton All Saints, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Wolverton, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Basingstoke, Hampshire

Fred Adlam (aka Fred Adlem) was born in Tollard Green, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, on 22 Mar 1882 the son of Cyril George Adlam and Mary Ann Adlam (nee Sharp).  He spent his early life in the Tollard Royal area until he married Amelia Beatrice King (nee Cosier), the widow of Herbert King who had died in 1905, on 17 Oct 1907 in Romsey, Hampshire.  By 1911 Fred was living in Charlton All Saints, Salisbury, Wiltshire.  He had been enlisted into the Royal Engineers as a Driver on 15 Jun 1917 (Service No. 437120).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he was transferred to the 441st Agricultural Company of the Labour Corps (R. E.) on 25 Sep 1917 and finally discharged on the 20 Jun 1919 with a pension due to rheumatism attributed to his service.  No medal records have been found in this case. He went to live at Yew Tree Cottage, Wolverton, Basingstoke, Hampshire.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at West End Hill, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke, Hampshire, working as a Gamekeeper.   He died in the Park Prewett Hospital, Basingstoke, on 12 Nov 1966.


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