Hampartz Ademian

Hampartz Ovagam Ademian was born on 15 May 1891 in Bursa, Turkey but emigrated to the United States in 1913, arriving in New York onboard the ship ‘Chicago’ with his parents Ovagam Ademian and Mary Beelbeelian.

Despite still being a Turkish citizen he joined up as a private in the British Expeditionary Force, the part of the British Army which was sent to the Western Front during WW1. There are records of his serving between 1917 and 1919. Interestingly, he is registered as Armenian and his place of birth as Armenia in the list of US residents serving in the British Army. His profession is specified as chauffeur.

In December 1927 Hampartz applied for naturalisation from the USA. After 1936, he changed his name to Harry Adamnite.


Coronavirus Notice

Our charity is working hard to respond to the changing situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19) related issues. We do our best to continue to provide our services for our members and the Armenian community at large, so we ask for your patience during this challenging time.

Our volunteers and staff are working hard to continue supporting you in the best way that we can, whilst also staying on top of reducing risk of spreading infection and supporting our colleague who may be more at risk.

However, due to the current situation and in the best interest of all of us, we had to make some changes to our normal services. Starting from the week beginning on the 16 March 2020, all our services except the advice work are suspended until further notice.  This means the Parents & Toddlers Group, the English classes, Library, the elders lunch club and the youth club are all suspended until further notice.

We ask that anyone experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or having to self-isolate due to being exposed to someone with coronavirus, does not attend our face-to-face services and call NHS 111 for advice. You may contact us on 020 89924621 or use our website (www.caia.org.uk) to leave an enquiry or email us on info@caia.org.uk to continue receiving our support.

If you are attending our face-to-face services at our centre, please wash your hands both on arrival and on leaving with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. Please avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

The main symptoms of Coronavirus are high fever, dry cough and shortness of breath but for full details you may search for “Coronavirus” on the following Government and NHS websites.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you.

Misak Ohanian (CEO) & CAIA Board of Directors.  – 14/3/2020