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VC351  The Reverend James William Adams

BORN   24 November 1839

DIED   20 October 1903  AGE   63

VC Won  11 December 1879   AGE   40

Place VC Won   Killa Kazi

War/Campaign  Second Afghan War, Afghanistan

Name   James William Adams   No.    

VC Issue No.   351   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Indian Army, Kabul Field Force, Bengal Ecclesiastical Department



Rank VC Won   Reverend

Rank End Of Career   Reverend

Place Of Birth   Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland

Place Of Death   Ashwell Rectory, Rutland, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Saint Mary's Churchyard, Cottesmore Road, Ashwell, Rutland, England


Date Buried/Cremated   24 October 1903

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   26 August 1881

VC Presented   1 December 1881 by Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, Saint Mary's Churchyard, Cottesmore Road, Ashwell, Rutland

P  Plaque at Stow Bardolph Church, Norfolk (erected by Sir Thomas Hare)

P  Named on vicars memorial board, St Mary’s, Ashwell, Rutland

P  Plaque at Church, Fens (erected by Lord Roberts VC)

Plaque at St John's Church, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

By The Way…

First clergyman and fifth civilian to be awarded the VC

VC Held By

Not known



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