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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago one man from the 2nd  Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment died in East Africa.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.


Private John Joseph ADAMS was the son of Joseph and Bridget Adams of 17, Walton Street, Preston. He sailed to German East Africa from India with the initial deployment of the 2nd Battalion and was ‘accidentally killed by a rifle bullet’ on 25th March 1915. The the exact circumstances surrounding his death are not known.

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Rank: Private
Service No: 10211
Date of Death: 25/03/1915
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, “B” Coy. 2nd Bn.
Memorial: NAIROBI BRITISH AND INDIAN MEMORIAL


Total Casualties to date (inclusive)

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Regulars
1st Battalion: 501 – Worst day: 22/12/1914 (89)
2nd Battalion: 55 – Worst day: 04/11/1914 (49)

Territorials
1/4th Battalion: 3
1/5th Battalion: 5
2/5th Battalion: 2

New Armies
7th Battalion: 1
10th Battalion: 1

Reserves and Home Service
Depot: 6
3rd Battalion: 3
Unknown: 1


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