This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
William Lowson Adamson
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 555
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- 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
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Forfar
- Address: 25 Ryehill Place, Perth Road, Dundee
Jemima Fenwick Adamson
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
ADAMSON―Killed 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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