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Adams, Harrison Staveley

Date of death:
1984
Service number:
165620
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

In the 1950's, Adams and his wife, migrated under the Commonwealth scheme to Kenya. He became in time, the Bursar of the College of East Africa. Uhuru caused most Europeans to be obliged to return to UK.

Promotions:
28 December, 1940: 2nd Lieutenant - Royal Fusiliers
7 March, 1953: commission relinquished

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
1 Battalion The Royal Fusiliers, 17th Indian Infantry Brigade, 8th Indian Infantry Division, British Indian Army
Awarded on:
March 23rd, 1944
Citation (general):
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy."
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"On the 29th November 1943 Lt ADAM's Company attacked MOZZAGROGNA. The Company suffered very heavy casualties from machine gun fire. The Company Commander and two subalterns were killed. Lt ADAMS then commanded the Company and with great courage and determination led them on to their objective which was captured after over fifty of his Company had been killed or wounded. He quickly re-organized under shellfire and was able to beat off a fierce counter-attack. During the whole of the battle Lieut ADAMS showed great personal courage and marked leadership when his men were exhausted and undoubtedly saved a very dangerous situation from developing.

WO 373/5/0033
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Captain
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1945
Citation (general):
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy."
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