Lieutenant William Adams transferred to the 186th. Battalion and after training in Canada went overseas with this unit arriving in England April 7th, 1917. He proceeded to France in August, transferring to the 1st. Battalion. For conspicuous bravery, Lieutenant Adams was awarded the Military Cross in June, 1918, and shortly afterwards attached to the First Brigade, Canadian Infantry, as Brigade Bombing Officer. Transferred back to 1st Battalion about the last of September as O.C. A Cy, with Battalion to Germany and back to Belgium. Transferred to Regt Depot, England, March 1919. Returned to Canada June 1st, 1919. He was promoted to Captain June 1918.
Discharged owing to Demobilization June 1st, 1919.
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