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Allan Frederick Adams

In memory of
Sergeant
Allan Frederick Adams
September 27, 1944

Military Service:

Service Number:
B/40912
Age:
23
Force:
Army
Unit:
Lincoln and Welland Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information:

Born:
October 21, 1920 St. Catharines, Ontario
Enlistment:
June 28, 1940 St. Catharines, Ontario

Son of William Charles and Elsie May Adams (1967 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of St. Catharines, Ontario.

His brother William George Adams died on August 15, 1944 while serving with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment.

Commemorated on Page 234 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
ADEGEM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY , Belgium
Grave Reference:
II. C. 2.
Location:
Adegem Canadian War Cemetery is located midway between Brugge (17 km) and Gent (26 km) on the N9 which connects the two towns. From Brugge, Adegem is approached via Sijsele and Maldegem. On reaching Adegem, the cemetery is located on the Prins Boudewijn Laan, on the right hand side of the N9. In the last week of September 1944, the Allies held the city of Antwerp, but the Germans held both shores of the Scheldt estuary, so that the port of Antwerp could not be used. The task of clearing the southern shore of the estuary was allotted to the 3rd Canadian Division, aided by the 4th Canadian Armoured Division and the 52nd Division. Their operations lasted from October until the beginning of November 1944. By 3rd November the Germans had been cleared from the north-west corner of Belgium and the south shore of the Scheldt was free. There had been fierce fighting for two weeks for the crossing of the Leopold Canal. The majority of the men buried at Adegem died during the operations for the clearance of the south bank of the Scheldt; but many Canadians who lost their lives elsewhere in Belgium were also brought here for burial.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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