Bryan Fullerton Adams
Gunnery Officer H.M.S. Princess Royal during the war.
ADAMS Bryan F N/E Cdr. RN 88X560 & 560a Legion Vice-Admiral, Dover Patrol 31.07.19 N/E Post War DSO For conspicuous courage and devotion to duty during the storming of Zeebrugge Mole on the 23rd April, 1918. For his personal share in the above operation Commander Adams was promoted but subsequent enquires have established in fact that Commander Adams took an important part in the landing than was at first supposed and is therefore strongly recommended for a further reward. As at first reported Commander Adams landed at the same time as his immediate commanding officer the late Lt.Commander A.L. Harrison ; as a matter of fact Lt.Commander Harrison was wounded on board the "Vindictive", and did not reach the Mole for some time after Commander Adams had landed. The attack on the seaward end of the Mole, was therefore entirely due to the initiative of Commander Adams, who pressed his attack on which the whole success of the blocking operation might have depended, with a magnificent dash, displaying qualities of personal courage and leadership of the highest order.
Who was Who
ADAMS, Captain Bryan Fullerton DSO 1919
Born 22 July 1887; s of late G. H. Adams, Portglenone, Co. Down, and Melbourne, Australia; m 1st, 1921, Audrey (d 1929), d of C. E. Marshall, Thurlestone, Devon; one d; 2nd, 1937, Pamela Jocelyne, o d of late Vice-Adm. Sidney Drury-Lowe, CMG; one d ; died 22 Sept. 1971
Royal Navy, retired
EDUCATION Sherborne; HMS Britannia
CAREER Served European War, 1914–18 (despatches, DSO); Comdr, 1918; retired list, 1933
CLUBS United Service and Royal Aero, MCC
ADDRESS Cherry Tree, Hacheston, Suffolk
- The National Archives. ADM 196/51.