Other names: Walter
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetBournemouth, HampshireFrance & Flanders
Story: Walter Adams was born at Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1888, the son of Albert Adams and Alice Mary Adams (née Feltham), themselves from local families. He lived his early life in and around Shaftesbury until by 1911 his family had moved to Bournemouth, Hampshire. He enlisted and joined the Devonshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 17423) and possibly served in France & Flanders. He was transferred at some time to the Labour Corps (Service No. 116112) and died in the UK from consumption on 16th August 1917. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. There is no record on the War Graves Commission site as to the whereabouts of his grave.