This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Able Seaman
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: S.S. War Patrol
- Unit/Ship: Merchant Marine
- Place of Death: Lost at Sea
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 10.08.1917
- Burial Country:
- Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial, London
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth: 1882
- Place of Birth: Dundee
Annie Ritchie Robertson Adam, Whytes Buildings, William St, Tayport
More about John Adam
For reasons unknown John is not listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour, but is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial.
On 10 August 1917, the steamer of 2,045 tonnes was travelling on a voyage from Barry to an unknown destination, with a cargo of coal, when she hit a mine from a German U-boat under the command of Erwin Waßner. War Patrol was one mile West from Penmarch, Brittany at the time of her sinking.
Sadly, 14 people on board lost their lives.
Information courtesy of livesofthefirstworldwar, IWM.
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