William Lowson Adamson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 555
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Army Cyclist Corps
  • Unit/Ship: 21st Division Highland Cyclist Bn.
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 18
  • Date of Death: 01/05/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Maroeuil British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.D.7

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Forfar
  • Address: 25 Ryehill Place, Perth Road, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jemima Fenwick Adamson

  • Father:

    Andrew Adamson

  • Siblings:

    Alice

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Lowson Adamson

Private Adamson was the son of Andrew and Jemima Adamson, Call San Martin, Neuquien Sud, Argentine Republic. He volunteered in Buenos Aires and enlisted in Dundee, age 17.

William Lowson Adamson   555   Army Cyclist Corps

ADAMSONKilled in action, Private William Lowson Adamson, H.D.C.C., aged 18 years 5 months, beloved eldest son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Adamson, of Argentina, S.A., and 25 Ryehill Place, Perth Road, Dundee. – Inserted by mother and Sister Alice.

Dundee Courier 9th May 1916

News reached his relatives in Forfar on Saturday of the death in battle of Private William Adamson, of the Cyclists’ Battalion.  Adamson, who belonged to Forfar, was just eighteen years of age, and came home to enlist from the Argentine, where he was employed in railway service along with his father.  His grandmother, Mrs William Adamson, resides in William Street, Forfar.

Montrose, Review 12th May 1916

Information kindly supplied by Gary Fitzpatrick, additional information Kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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