1. Memorial:Hitchin CemeteryS. III. A.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.115
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour18D GQS

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Family :

Father was a George Adcock who was a Wesleyan Minister who lived at 23 Chiltern Road Hitchin. On Keith’s death he left his father a sum of £1042 4s 7d

Probate shows that around the time of his death he was living at 23 Chiltern Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire as a Lieutenant in the London Electrical Engineers, but died at the General Military Hospital at Colchester, Essex. Will to George Adcock (Wesleyan Minister) �1042 4s 7d.

Education & Career :

After working for the Bradford and Leeds Corporations, he was appointed Assistant Engineer for Singapore.

He was resident on Singapore Island for five years and was much involved in local government there.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: Not Yet Known 


Action : Natural Causes 

Natural causes is attributed those deaths due to causes that were not directly associated with the war. Included in this are wartime deaths resulting from, for example, theSpanish Influenza pandemic and its associated pneumonia problems and other attributions such as age and exhaustion. It also groups those who through Post Traumatic Stress committed suicide as a result of their experiences.

He was a volunteer in the Singapore garrison and assisted in putting down a mutiny by a native regiment in the course of which he was wounded.

At the outbreak of the Great War he wanted to return to England but had to stay in Singapore due to the nature of his work.

Eventually he did return home and immediately joined the London Electrical Engineering Unit of the Royal Engineers.

He was later attached to an Anti-Aircraft Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery stationed in the Defence Command.

Detail :

He died in Colchester Military Hospital from double pneumonia following on from influenza which was raging in epidemic proportions at the time.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : St. George No. 1152 E.C.Eastern Archipelago

23rd July 1913
23rd September 1913
23rd October 1913

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