Lieutenant Lloyd Herman Adams
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion
Lieutenant Adams is sponsored by the City of Winnipeg.
Lieutenant Adams était parrainé par City of Winnipeg.
I am proud to pay tribute to the memory of the 16 Winnipeg soldiers killed in action during the assault on the beachs of Normandy on June 6, 1944. These young men, representing a number of different regiments, gave their lives fighting for freedom. It is right and fitting to remember their sacrifice. I commend the Juno Beach Centre for its committment to creating a striking visual memorial during the 70th anniversary of D-Day. These markers remind us of each individual sacrifice, as well as the gravity of Canada’s loss.
– Mayor Sam Katz, Winnipeg
Birth place and date: Lloyd was born in Prince Albert, SK on 10 April 1916.
Home town: Lloyd grew up in Vawn, SK.
Religion: Lloyd was a member of the Church of England.
Occupation: Before the war, Lloyd was a student.
Marital Status: Lloyd was married to Helen Fitzsimmons and had one daughter, Carole Victoria, age 3 at the time of his death.
Next of kin: Lloyd’s next of kin was his father, H.L. Adams.
Date and location of enlistment: Lloyd enlisted on 1 September 1939 in Winnipeg, MB.
Medals: Lloyd was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France-Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, CVSM and Clap, and the Deceased Personnel-Memorial Bar.
Burial location: Lloyd is buried at the Ranville War Cemetery in France. He was 28 years old when he died.
Student’s final reflection:
I would like to thank Lloyd for his time and energy that he put in defending his country. He may have been one person, but with him and everyone’s help, he made a difference in our lives.
Lloyd left school early to join the army. He also left his friends and family behind to help Canada be a better place to live. Paratroopers have a lot of courage; parachuting down into the war zone and risking their lives for our country. As a lieutenant, Lloyd was a very important man to the war. He took charge and made sure everyone was doing his or her job correctly.
Although the war ended almost 70 years ago, Canadians today are still proud to say that Lloyd helped get freedom for our country. I know I am proud and honoured to have an opportunity like this to write a tribute to a past serving soldier. Because of Lloyd’s service, I am able to live my life without stress and worry. I am thankful for what he did for Canada.
Written by: Karlie Batterman, a student at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Thank you to the family of Lloyd Herman Adams for providing corrections to this article.
Rédigé par:Karlie Batterman, un élève de Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
REMEMBER TODAY, REMEMBER ALWAYS.
THIS TRIBUTE PROFILE CONTAINS AVAILABLE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON ONE OF THE CANADIANS WHO DIED ON JUNO BEACH ON 6 JUNE 1944. THE PROFILE ALSO RECOGNIZES THE INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION WHO GENEROUSLY SPONSORED THIS SOLDIER, AND INCLUDES A MESSAGE OF THANKS AND REMEMBRANCE FOR THEIR SACRIFICE. THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE IN THE SOLDIER’S NATIVE TONGUE AND HAS BEEN COMPILED BY THE LEST WE FORGET PROGRAM AND, IN SOME CASES, THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF INDIVIDUALS CONNECTED WITH THE SOLDIERS. DUE TO THE INCONSISTENCY OF HISTORICAL RECORDS AND THE SPARSE AVAILABILITY OF FIRST-HAND WITNESSES, WE KNOW MORE ABOUT SOME THAN OTHERS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE ANY MATERIAL OR HELP IN OUR EFFORTS TO PRESENT THE BIOGRAPHIES IN BOTH FRENCH AND ENGLISH, PLEASE CONTACT: JBCA@JUNOBEACH.ORG.
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