PRIVATE JOHN ROBERT ADAMS was born in Canton, Ohio on September 29, 1892. When he registered for the draft in Camden, New Jersey in June of 1917 he was living at 614 Erie Street in North Camden. John R. Adams worked as a motor vehicle clerk at the Bell Telephone Company garage at 11th and Cambria Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was inducted into the United States Army on April 26, 1918 at Camden.
According to the book Camden County in the Great War, Private Adams was a member of the 303rd Trench Mortar battery, 78th Infantry Division, and was drafted and sent to Camp Dix on April 25, 1918. His unit sailed for overseas three weeks later.
Private Adams died of pneumonia on November 2, 1918 in a hospital in France. He was 26 years old, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Adams, a tool repairer at the Esterbrook Pen factory, of 614 Erie Street, Camden NJ.
|Philadelphia Inquirer - December 24, 1921|
|Erie Street - Carrie Cessna|
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