Worked as a Rivetter. Son of William Adams 1 Laird Street, Port Glasgow.
Enlisted 15 September 1914. With Howe Battalion D/287 3rd November 1914 to 4th June 1915 when he was declared dead. Was first reported wounded and missing and then later reported killed in action.
Clyde z/709 AB P O'Brien reports "saw this man lying 2 feet from Turkish dummy trench, wounded and bleeding very heavily. Apparently wounded in temple."