Adams, Francis Porter (Francis P.)

Rank Maj.
Unit # 1st, CSEF, 186th
24th Reg. Yes
Books Of Rememberance Page Available

Lieutenant F.P. Adams served in the 24th. Kent Regiment, Chatham, for three years.

Lieutenant F.P. Adams received his Captaincy shortly after enlistment, and his Majority in June, 1916, embarking for England the latter part of March, 1917. He was stationed at Bramshott Camp, later going to Purfleet Camp, where he transferred to the 10th. Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, and reverted to the rank of Lieutenant, proceeding to France in June, 1917. He was promoted to Captain, December 6th, 1917.

He took part in the Somme operations in June and July 1917 and proceeded to the coast and took part in the operations around Nieuport and Dixmude in conjunction with British troops, in September 1917 the the Battalion was ordered to the Ypres sector and took part in all the actions fought on that front including Passchendale, and remained there until the big push in October 1918 when they built light railways through Gheluvelt Menin to Courtrai. He was promoted to Major in January 1919 and returned to England February 1919 and to Canada in March 29th, 1919.

Placed on Reserved of Officers March 1919 due to demobilization.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Sources IODE, Chatham Daily Planet (08-01-1915), Chatham Daily Planet (16-02-1915), Chatham Daily Planet (18-02-1915), Chatham Daily Planet (25-01-1918), Chatham Daily Planet (20-02-1919), Chatham Daily Planet (25-03-1919), Chatham Daily News (25-03-1919), Chatham Daily News (27-03-1919), Chatham Daily Planet (29-05-1919)
Height 5' 11'
Eye Colour Blue
Age 41
Complexion Medium
Hair Brown
Race White
Birthplace Brantford, Ontario
Religion Presbyterian
Last Place of Employment City Engineer, Chatham, Ontario
Marital Status Married
Marriage Info September 10th, 1903, Elora, Ontario
When Enlisted February, 1916
Where Enlisted Chatham, Ontario
Next of Kin Wife- Mrs. E. May Adams, Childern- Reginald Johnston Adam, Francis Porter Adams, Gordon Hawley Adams

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