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Adams, William Charles, Petersfield, Manitoba. Occupation: Unknown. Military Service: Private, Rifleman. Reg. No. H/41531. A Company, 9 Platoon, Royal Winnipeg Rifles. Served in Normandy. Murdered by a firing squad on the order of SS Major Gerhard Bremer, Commander, 12th Reconnaissance Battalion, at the Château d’Audrieu, 8 June 1944. For further information, see Personal Records Unit [PRU], National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, File 04-13809 and Conduct Unbecoming, 86-87.
Additional Biographical Information:
Pvt. William Adams was a son of Percival and Marion Adams of Petersfield, Manitoba. For more information, see Veteran Affairs Canada's Virtual War Memorial.
Date of Death: 8 June 1944. For casualty details, see Canadian War Graves Commission. Buried at Beny-sur Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, France. Grave Reference: XIV.D.8.