Friends of Hastings Cemetery

Charles Adams

LD J16


Date of Death:10/02/1919


Charles served as a deckhand in the Royal Naval Reserve H.M.S. "Island Prince."

He was born in Hastings, the son of Robert and Mary Adams.  In 1891 when Charles was 15 the family was living at 3 Tamarisk Steps.  Charles was working as a fishmonger’s assistant.  He had two elder brothers and two younger sisters.

He married Rose Rebecca Wood in 1902;  she was living at 6, Woods Passage at the time of his death.

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 22 February 1919


A funeral took place at Hastings Cemetery on Saturday of the late Mr. Charles Adams, who after serving in the R.N.R. came home on leave and died of pneumonia, leaving a widow and eight children to mourn their loss. This was reported in our last issue.  The fishermen showed their respect to their dead comrade by flying their flags at half-mast, and on Sunday evening a memorial service was held at the Fishermen's Church.  On Sunday evening a memorial service was held at the Fishermen's Church, Mr J W E Chubb conducting and giving an address on "What is Life?"

He mentioned that Mr Charles Adams, a respected fisherman, went forward at the outbreak of the war, like many more, to sweep the sea of mines. He laid down his life for his King and Country. Suitable hymns were sung, and at the close of the service Mr Marriott played "O Rest in the Lord" on the organ.

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