|Death: ||Apr. 2, 1916|
Casualty of the Great War, he was one of five soldiers serving with the 4th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) who were killed in The Great Explosion at the Faversham munitions factory owned by the The Explosive Loading Company Ltd. He served as Catlow, service no. T/20242, the son of George and Harriet Adams; husband of Kate Jane Adams. Born at Skelmersdale, Lancs.Over 100 civilian workers also perished, most of whom are interred in the mass grave at the cemetery.One of the deadliest disasters in English history,109 men and boys were killed when some empty sacks caught fire and touched off the factory's large store of TNT and ammonium nitrate; the crater made by the explosion measured 40 yards across and 20 feet deep. The final death toll was 116, including the whole of the Works Fire Brigade. Most of the victims were buried in a mass grave here on April 6, 1916.William was 48 years old.
Plot: Explosion Plot-Mass Grave
Created by: geoffrey gillon
Record added: May 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37732985
Added: Jul. 24, 2012