Pte. George Leslie Adkins was born to mother Alice Mary Adkins on March 4, 1889 in Banbury, England. He enlisted with the 49th Battalion, C.E.F in Edmonton, Alberta on March 25, 1915 and sailed overseas with his battalion from Montreal on June 4, 1915 on board the S.S. Metagama. Adkins arrived in England on June 14, 1915 and then embarked for France on October 9, 1915, where he remained with the 49th Battalion until the end of the war. He returned to Canada, sailing from Liverpool, England on March 8, 1919 and was discharged in Edmonton, Alberta later in March.
Pte. George Leslie Adkins’s Service Record (Serv/Reg #433085) can be viewed/downloaded in pdf format through Library and Archives Canada.
The letter of August 27, 1928 which described his brother Martin’s death, was written by Inar William Anderson DCM, who had served with Martin and George in the 49th Battalion.
Lieutenant Inar William Anderson Service Record can be viewed/downloaded in pdf format through Library and Archives Canada.
The Service Record for George’s brother Pte. Martin Adkins, who was killed June 27, 1916 can be viewed/downloaded in pdf format through Library and Archives Canada.
Burial information for Martin Adkins is available at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.