From Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Service No: 8901
Date of Death: 11/02/1917
Regiment/Service: Bedfordshire Regiment 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: Plot T. Grave 49
Cemetery: MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND
Additional Information: Son of George and Martha Adaway, of Mitcham, Surrey.
His name is on the south face of the Mitcham War Memorial
See list of WW1 graves in the Parish Church.
He was discharged on 3rd April 1916.
From the Mitcham and Tooting Mercury, Friday 16th February 1917
GAS VICTIM DIES
The death occurred on Monday at 5 Bath Road, of Pte. George Adaway, who died of consumption, brought on by the effects of gas on the Western Front. Pte. Adaway was 28 years of age, and had served nine years in the Army. He is to be buried with military honours tomorrow afternoon.
He was awarded the Victory Medal, British War Medal and 1914 Star.
In 1919, his mother, Martha, was awarded a War Gratuity of £9, equivalent to around £450 in 2015 values.
National Army Museum; Chelsea, London, England; Soldiers’ Effects Records, 1901-60; NAM Accession Number: 1991-02-333; Record Number Ranges: 926501-928000; Reference: 569
Ancestry.com. UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Soldiers’ Effects Records, 1901–60. National Army Museum, Chelsea, London, England.
Ancestry.com. British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: Army Medal Office. WWI Medal Index Cards. In the care of The Western Front Association website.