Adam Finlayson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: February 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 15310
  • Rank: Guardsman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 07.08.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 11

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Arbroath
  • Address: 16 Loons Road, Lochee.
  • Occupation: Policeman
  • Mother:

    Annie D. Ruxton, 5 Dallfield Tce, Dundee

  • Father:

    Adam Smith Finlayson, 5 Dallfield Tce, Dundee

  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:

    Jane Finlayson, 18 Loons Rd, Dundee

  • Children:

    Adam, born 13.10.1915

More about Adam Finlayson

Adam has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial. He was the brother of Pte John Finlayson, M2/222137, 1028th M.T. Company, Royal Army Service Corps, who died on active service, 10.05.1919.

Adam Finlayson   15310   Scots Guards


Intimation has been received that Private Adam Finlayson, Scots Guards, was killed in action on 7th August.

Prior to joining the colours in February, 1915, Pte. Finlayson had been for about six years in the Dundee Police Force.  His parents reside at Aberfeldy, while his widow and child reside at 18 Loons Road, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 13th September 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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