Army Number : 2040
Battalion : 1/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.
Born and lived at Staveley, Derbyshire. Son of William and Mary Adkin, of 33, Poolsbrook Cottages, Staveley. He was a coal miner at Staveley Coal and Iron Company prior to enlisting at Brimmington, Derbyshire, 7th September 1913. Went to France 25th February 1915 where he received gunshot wounds to his back 9th August 1915 and was admitted to the Rawal Pindi British General Hospital, Wimereux 10th August 1915. On recovery, he rejoined the battalion 7th October 1915 and was killed in action 14th October 1915 whilst the battalion was holding the line at Hohenzollern Redoubt, France.
Buried/Commemorated : Loos Memorial, France. Panel 87 to 89
Private Adkin is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
Staveley War Memorial, Staveley, Derbyshire.
His brother Private Walter Adkin 1/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.