Adams, Andrew Alexander

Date of birth:
June 5th, 1921 (Liverpool, Great Britain)
Date of death:
November 8th, 1993 (NSW Australia)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Andrew Alexander Adams joined the Royal Navy at the age of 15 years and 6 months. He was at first dispatched to HMS Wildfire with the rank of Boy 2nd Class. At 17 years he became a Petty Officer. In late 1938 he was promoted to Ordinary Seaman and served on HMS Thracian. His job here was Submarine Detector. Still classed as Petty Officer, he received the rank of Chief Boson at the age of 22 years.
Later in the war he served on LST 425.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 4th, 1945
Action:
Metioned for his efforts in saving the landingcraft LCP 36
Mentioned in Despatches
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
A/Petty Officer
Unit:
LST-425
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1950
Action:
Citation:
"Having embarked on the LST-425 in the cause of the operation "Neptune" (Normandy), showed complete scorn of all danger in carrying out the orders of his chief and an intelligent understanding of the situation in directing his party which was charged with maintaining the Rhino."
Details:
Order No. 633 EMG.0/REC dd. 11 august 1944, for the Croix de Guerre with Silver Star.
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)

Sources

  • Photo 1: STIWOT
  • Photo: STIWOT
  • - Original Documents and decorations

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