1914-15 Star, (R-4878 Pte. K. R. R if. C.). R-4878 Private A. Hempseed, King’s Royal Rifle Corps VF


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Adam Hempseed was born at Thornaby-on-Tees, Yorkshire, on 11 September 1894. He served in France with the 5th and 11th Battalions of the K.R.R.C. from 21 July 1915 and was slightly wounded in the cheek and chin at Fauquissart on 16 November 1915. Following further wounds collected on the Somme, he was discharged on 12 September 1917, ‘No longer physically fit for War Service’. Returning home, Adam married Maud Popple in the Stockton District in 1920. He died at Middlesbrough in 1930; entitled to a Silver War Badge