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I am researching 2nd Lieutenant Ord Adams who died on Monday 20th March 1916 and is buried in Essex Farm Cemetery.

 

I have him down as leaving for France on 9th March 1915 but am having difficult to trace where he went and with which Brigade(s) he served with.

 

Any information on his service on the Western Front would be grateful received.

 

Many thanks.

 

Wilhelm

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Here is a snippet from De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour.

 

 

Ord Adams.JPG

 

(Courtesy of Find My Past.)

 

Mick.

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The CWGC documentation gives his unit as 75th Brigade RFA. The War Diary for 75th Brigade RFA also gives him as Brigade Orderly Officer.  The training at Kilkenny shown above could only have been with 16th Divisional Artillery (74th - 77th Brigades RFA) and then, all but 77th, posted to Guards Division in August 1915. 75th Brigade RFA landed in France on September 3, 1915, which can be interpreted as 09-03-15 or March 9, 1915. I'd go for the De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour entry with the correct date of September. The War Diary also says this young officer was killed on the morning of March 20, 1916 during a 3 hour hostile shelling of CANAL BANK, and within 10 yards of his dug out, by a fragment of 5.9" Howitzer shell. Death was instantaneous.

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Really super, very many thanks for the valuable information.

 

Wilhelm

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