Roland George Adams (1892 - 1918)

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Jerusalem War Cemetery P. 31.,
Israel And Palestine (including Gaza)

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Service number: 206617
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Queen's (royal West Surrey Regiment)
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd/4th Bn.

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Hattie Sainsbury Border Card

Hattie Sainsbury Border Card

Hattie (Adams) Sainsbury

Hattie (Adams) Sainsbury

Hattie M (Adams) Sainsbury

Hattie M (Adams) Sainsbury

Hattie M (Adams) Sainsbury Family

Hattie M (Adams) Sainsbury Family

Sammie Adams

Sammie Adams

Edna Mina Johnson Berwick family

Edna Mina Johnson Berwick family

Juanita, Elsie and Hazel Moore

Juanita, Elsie and Hazel Moore

Elsie and Robert Moore and Ella Gentry

Elsie and Robert Moore and Ella Gentry

The Adams Family

The Adams Family

Brian Adams

Brian Adams

Mose Adams

Mose Adams

John and Abigail Adams

John and Abigail Adams

Elma Josephine Harrison Adams

Elma Josephine Harrison Adams

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Mabel Elsie Pate Adams Hattie Sainsbury Border Card Hattie (Adams) Sainsbury Hattie M (Adams) Sainsbury

Timeline

1892 - In the year that Roland George Adams was born, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

1895 - At the age of merely 3 years old, Roland was alive when on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

1909 - By the time he was 17 years old, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

1916 - Roland was 24 years old when the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

1918 - In the year of Roland George Adams's passing, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

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Roland George Adams died on May 1, 1918 at age 26. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery P. 31., Israel And Palestine (including Gaza). He was born around 1892. We are unaware of information about Roland's immediate family.

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