There is no Index Card in The Flintshire Roll of Honour at The County Record Office in Hawarden for John Adams that is filed with the ‘fallen’ servicemen. There is a card, however, for for a J.W. Adams filed with the ‘Living’ men ( Card Hawarden L1). The address given on the card is “The Gardens”, Hawarden Castle, Nr. Chester. The regimental number is Private 240523 of the 5th Cheshire Regiment. This soldier served for 4 and a half years which included 3years and 7 months in France. The card was signed by J.W. Adams on the 28th January 1920. On the reverse of the card is written, “Return to Post Office Wednesday morning. W.H. Jones”. I have doubts that this man would have been listed on the Queensferry Roll of Honour but I include it on this page on the off chance that there is a connection with our man.
The only other clue to this man may be on the “Absent Voter’s List – 1918” that is held at the Flintshire Record Office in Hawarden. This lists a Private John Wm. Adams, No. 3189 living at 3, William’s Terrace, Pentre, which was in the Sandycroft Ward. He was in the 5th Bn Royal Welsh Regiment, Regimental No. 240571. The List records men who were deemed absent from the area. Some of these were killed that same year. It is possible that he could have survived the war and succumbed afterwards, as many did from the affects of their war service.
Any help would be gratefully received.