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James William Adams
Birth: Nov. 24, 1839
Death: Oct. 20, 1903

Second Afghan War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Cork, Ireland, he served as a Chaplin in the Kabul Field Force, British Army. During the action at Killa Kazi, Afghanistan, December 11, 1879, some men of the 9th Lancers having fallen, with their horses, into a deep water filled ditch with the enemy closing upon them. Reverend Adams rushed into the water, dragged the horses from off the men and extricated them with himself in waist deep water and under heavy fire. As the Afghans were pressing on very rapidly, getting within a few yards Reverend Adams, who having let go his own horse in order to render more effectual assistance, had to escape on foot with those he assisted. For most prestigious gallantry, he was the first clergyman to be awarded the Victoria Cross in ceremonies at Buckingham Palace on December 1, 1881. He was confirmed in the post of Honorary Chaplain to the King on July 23, 1901. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Alice Mary Adams (1848 - 1938)*
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St Mary the Virgin Churchyard
Rutland Unitary Authority
Rutland, England
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Record added: Feb 08, 2005
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Chaplain Adams, actions in Afghanistan was quite exemplary. Remember that Chaplains do not carry weapons in combat.
 Added: Sep. 24, 2017
Respects to you and all the millions killed in war. See poem entitled "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori."
- JM
 Added: Apr. 22, 2017
Happy birthday and Thanksgiving!
- Kate Duvall
 Added: Nov. 24, 2016
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