(1890 - 1917)
DATE OF BIRTH:
6th January 1890
YEARS ATTENDED THE COLLEGE:
1901 - 1905
HOME ADDRESS WHEN AT THE COLLEGE:
Kelso House, Worcester Road, Sutton
10th Battalion, The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment
DATE OF DEATH:
20th September 1917
AGE AT DEATH:
WHERE HE DIED (or was wounded)
LOCATION OF GRAVE OR MEMORIAL:
Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.
2nd Lieutenant Caleb Henry Adams
Caleb was born on January 6th 1886, the third of four sons of jeweller John Adams. He joined the College at the same time as his elder brother Sidney, and after leaving began work as an assistant in his father’s jewellery business.
After the outbreak of War he joined up with Queen’s Westminster Rifles, going across to France in August 1915, before being badly wounded at Ypres in December. After leaving hospital he transferred to the Artists’ Rifles, a regiment in which all three of his brothers also served, before taking a Commission in the Queen’s Royal West Surreys in summer of 1917. It was whilst serving with this regiment that he was killed, near Ypres, on September 20th 1917, aged 27.