Adam PICKERING
Rank: Private
Number: 27372
Unit: 2nd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment
Date of Death: 27 August 1916
Age: 34
Cemetery: Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuile, Somme, France

Adam was born in Stockport and was living at 16 Burton Street, Heaton Norris, when he enlisted into the army in early 1916. He was a single man and worked locally as a bricklayer for D Eadie & Co. He went overseas in July 1916.

The South Lancashires were in action in early July in the opening days of the Battle of the Somme. Adam probably joined the Battalion when it was training well away from the fighting area at the end of the month and early August. From 20 August, it returned to the battlefield, going into reserve positions at Aveluy Wood. On the day he was killed, the Battalion had provided men for working parties near the front line, probably carrying stores. Two other local men, Ernest Burgess and Fred Beeley, who had joined around the same time as him, were also killed. All three were probably killed by shellfire.

   
           
   
     
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