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James William Adams
On 11 December 1879 at Killa Kazi , Afghanistan, some men of the 9th Lancers had fallen, with their horses, into a wide, deep ditch and the enemy were close upon them. The Reverend J.W. Adams rushed into the water, dragged the horses off the men, upon whom they were lying, and extricated them. All this time he was under very heavy fire and up to his waist in water. Some of the enemy were within a few yards of him and, having let his own horse go in order to render more effectual assistance, Mr Adams had to escape on foot.
One of only five civilians to be awarded the VC. Grave/memorial at Buried at Ashwell Churchyard, Rutland, England. Headstone.
please update if you know where his medal is publicly displayed
- Irish Winners of the Victoria Cross (Richard Doherty & David Truesdale, 2000)
- Monuments To Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- Burial location of James Adams (Rutland)
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