2nd Lt Cecil Andrew Adams, The Buffs

Not our man, this is Charles Alfred Adams

1895 Oct 17. Born Elham, Kent Birth recorded as Andrew Cecil Adams

1895 Dec 9 Baptised

1901 census at 20, Broadmead Road, Folkestone

1911 census at 14 Radnor Park Crescent Folkestone His father is a "house decorator"

1915 Enlisted

1919 Mar 3. The undermentioned Cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. under the provisions of. the Royal Warrant dated 30 Dec. 1918, promulgated in Army Order 42 of 1919. East Kent Reg. - Cecil Andrew Adams.

1920 Aug 27 . Joined ADRIC with service no 406. Posted to D Coy

1921 Jan 18 Wounded at Kilroe Ambush . He claimed £1000 compensation, but was awarded £100 on 30 Apr 1921.

1921 Feb 19. Promoted Section Leader

1921 Jul 2. Promoted Platoon Commander

1921 Jul 2 to 16 Jul on Leave

1921 Jul 30 A witness at wedding of H Clare in Galway

1921 Aug 12 Re-engaged

1922 Jan 21. Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Mar 29. Joined the British Gendarmerie section of the Palestine Police as a Sergeant

1933 Dec 22 Leaves UK for Port Said. Travels 3rd class with Mrs Ella Adams (12 years older than him). He is a Police Constable

1934 Apr 26. Promoted Inspector " I hereby appoint Temporary Acting British Inspector C.A. ADAMS of Nablus District to exercise the powers and duties of a Superior Police Officer, specified i n section 17 of the Police Ordinance, 1926, whilst acting as B r i t i s h Inspector of the Nablus District"

1938 Jul 23. Arrives UK from Port Said. With Mrs Adams. A police officer in Palestine

1939 Jan 20.Sails from UK to Port Said with Mrs Adams. Tourist Class

1940 Jul 25 Police Inspector, Palestine Police awarded Long Service Medal

At that he disappears, though this could be him in South Africa