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Tom Edwin Adlam
Birth: Oct. 21, 1893
Death: May 28, 1975

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He served in the British Army during World War I as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. He was awarded the VC for his bravery at Thiepval and Swaben Redoubt, France, on September 27and 28, 1916. His citation reads "For most conspicuous bravery. A portion of a village which had defied capture had to be taken at all costs, to permit subsequent operations to develop. This minor operation came under very heavy machine-gun and rifle fire. Second Lieutenant Adlam, knowing that time was all-important, rushed from shell-hole to shell-hole under heavy fire, collecting men for a sudden rush, and for this purpose also collected many enemy grenades. At this stage he was wounded in the leg, but nevertheless he was able to out-throw the enemy, and then seizing his opportunity, and in spite of his wound, he led a rush, captured the position and killed the occupants. Throughout the day he continued to lead his men in bombing attacks. On the following day he again displayed courage of the highest order, and, though again wounded and unable to throw bombs, he continued to lead his men. His magnificent example of valour, coupled with the skillful handling of the situation, produced far-reaching results." He later achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. (bio by: derrick unwin) 
 
Burial:
St Matthew Churchyard
Blackmoor
East Hampshire District
Hampshire, England
 
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Record added: Jul 13, 2007
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Tom Edwin Adlam
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Tom Edwin Adlam
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