Lieutenant Colonel P Adams CB TD

Lieutenant Colonel P AdamsCommanded 7th (Southwark) Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment from 18th February 1938 to September 1939 and the 1/7th Battalion from September 1939 to February 1940.
Paul Adams was born on 16th March 1903 and educated at Haileybury.

On 18th January 1922 he was commissioned in 24th London Regiment (later renamed 7th (Southwark) Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment.

On 18th February 1938 he succeeded his brother Donovan Guy Adams* in command of the Battalion and on the doubling of the Territorial Army in 1939 was appointed to command the 1/7th Battalion. In February 1940, at his own request, he reverted to the rank of major and became the second-in-command of the Battalion and served with it in France.

In 1941 he was appointed in succession to command the 15th and 13th Battalions and then 2nd Bn The Lincolnshire Regiment. In November 1943 he was appointed to command the 13th Infantry Battalion of the Sudan Defence Force.

He was demobilised in 1946 and in the following year was appointed to raise and command 622nd (Queen's) HAA Regiment. RA (TA), but after a few weeks had to resign owing to civilian commitments.

He was a solicitor and for his work on various committees including the Legal Aid Advisory Committee was made a CB in 1971.

He died on 10th December 1972.

For obituary see The Queen's Royal Surrey Regimental Association Newsletter No 13 May 1973 page 15.

See also J M A Tamplin's The Lambeth and Southwark Volunteers page 247. *Donovan Guy Adams also commanded 2/6th Bn The East Surrey Regiment in France in 1940.


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