He was born on August 17, 1888, in Inkermann
Crosse of the 88th Regiment of Foot wrote (somewhat jingoistically, perhaps) about the Adams: "I had one of your largest-sized Revolver Pistols at the bloody battle of Inkermann
, and by some chance got surrounded by Russians.
People read, mostly in the London Times, of the Battle of Inkermann
, fought in the dense fog, and the battle of Balaklava, a decidedly un-heroic loss later memorialized and re-formulated by Alfred Lord Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade.
He was honoured for his actions as a sergeant in the Battle of Alma and the Battle of Inkermann
Initially the doctors did not want the nurses there, but within 10 days fresh casualties arrived from the battle of Inkermann
and the nurses were fully stretched.
The Crimea Medal with four clasps - for Alma, Balaclava, Inkermann
and Sebastopol - was bought by a private collector at Spink's in London together with his Indian Mutiny Medal with one clasp for Lucknow and his Turkish Crimea Medal.
Chloroform continued to be used at regimental level after Alma and Inkermann
The lyrics by Otto Inkermann
are from 1848, and the melody by Peter Johann Peters is dated 1867.