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Joseph Reginald Adams

In memory of:

Private Joseph Reginald Adams

November 26, 1917

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)


8th Bn.

Additional Information


June 9, 1896
Toronto, Ontario


August 4, 1916
Port Arthur, Ontario

Son of the Rev. George Kennet Baker Adams and H. Alice Sutcliffe Adams, of Paris, Ontario. Lieutenant in the 141st Battalion, 1916; Reverted to Private on account of reduction of personnel.

Commemorated on Page 189 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

XXX. M. 32.


Etaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The Etaples Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram April 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram December 1917. Submitted for the Project Operation Picture Me
  • Roll of Service
  • Photo of Joseph Adams– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1916.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Acta Victoriana War Supplement– Source:  Acta Victoriana War Supplement, Victoria College, Toronto, Ontario, December 1919.
  • Photo of Joseph Adams– Source:  Acta Victoriana War Supplement, Victoria College, Toronto, Ontario, December 1919.
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto was built in 1924 in memory of the men and women lost to the University in the Great War. Carved on the Memorial Screen are the names of those who lost their lives in that struggle.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial– Inscription in Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower.  The carillon was installed in 1927.  Originally there were 23 bells. Alumni and friends donated funds for bells in memory of those who died in the Great War. Dedications are carved high on the walls of the Memorial Room. Bell XXII is dedicated: "The Alumni Association and friends of Victoria College".

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