Acting Sergeant Geoffrey Walter Adams was born in Toronto, Ontario, on October 5, 1888, to parents John and Elizabeth Walters. Prior to enlistment he worked as a lawyer in Toronto.
Enlisting with the 67th Depot Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, in Toronto on June 19, 1916, Adams shipped for England on board the S.S. Empress of Britain in July of 1916. He spent several months in training before proceeding to France where he served with the 82nd and 48th Howitzer Batteries, Canadian Field Artillery. Adams was demobilized on February 7, 1919.
The collection includes a commemorative booklet of the 67th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force’s 60th Anniversary Celebration (1916-1976), posted below in the “Memoir” category.
All photos are of military content, and include subjects such as a field review by Sam Hughes, and a group photo of the draft of the 67th Battery, C.F.A., C.E.F., University of Toronto.
Also included are identification records kept of over 250 members of D 48th Battery, C.F.A. These have been grouped alphabetically and posted in the “Diary” category of the Collection Contents.
A/Sgt. Adams’s service record (Serv/Reg# 337947) can be viewed/downloaded in pdf format through Library and Archives Canada.