Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: September 1914
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 1585
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
- Unit/Ship: 1st/3rd Highland Field Ambulance
- Place of Death: Somme
- Age at Death: 25
- Date of Death: 23/07/1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.C.56.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 28 Constitution Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Grocer, David Adams, 9 Constitution St, Dundee
Bella Adamson, 28 Constitution St, Dundee
More about Peter Adamson
Private Adamson served with the Dundee raised medical unit, the 3rd Highland Field Ambulance unit; ‘1/3’ was deployed overseas early in the war with ‘2/3’ following later. ‘3/3’ was formed by remained in Dundee.
Peter Adamson 1585 R.A.M.C.
DUNDEE R.A.M.C. MAN KILLED BYSHRAPNEL
WHILE COLLECTING WOUNDED.
Mrs Adamson, 18 Constitution Street, Dundee, has received intimation that her husband, Private Peter Adamson, R.A.M.C., was killed by shrapnel while succouring wounded at an advanced dressing-station. Private Adamson, who was 25 years of age, enlisted in September, 1914, and had been in France since May of last year. Previous to enlistment the deceased soldier was employed as a grocer with Mr David B. Adams, 9 Constitution Street. He was a member of the Whitehall Swimming Club, Dundee, for a long number of years. Private Adamson, who was a son of the late ex-Bailie Adamson, was married only eight months ago.
Dundee Courier 8th August 1916
Information kindly supplied by Jim Flood, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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