The Roll of Honour, Volume V, De Ruvigny

The Roll of Honour A B B E Y , JO H N G IB S O N , P riv ate, No. 266956, 6 th (T erritorial) B a ttn . The Black W atch (Royal H ighlanders), s. of th e la te A ndrew A bbey, b y his wife, M argaret F raser (17, R ichm ond Terrace, E dinburgh) ; b. P erth , 28 Aug. 1885 ; educ. th ere ; joined th e Black W a tch 30 M ay, 1916 ; served w ith th e E xpedi­ tionary Force in F rance an d F landers w ith th e 51st D ivision ; was ta k en prisoner 21 M arch, 1918, an d died a t No. 3 C anadian G eneral H ospital 28 Dec. following, on his w ay hom e after his release from G erm any. B uried in T crlincthum B ritish M ilitary C em etery. H e w . a t H aw ick, 1 Aug. 1913, E . I. (5, A llan B ank, H aw ick), d aughter of th e la te R ichard S c o tt; s.p. A B B O T T , T H E R EV . W ILLIAM D A V ID , Chaplain to th e Forces, s. of th e la te R ev. D avid W yley A b b o tt, V icar of C ardington, co. Salop, by his wife, M ary Ann (— ) ; b. H erm aston, co. Lincoln. 22 Ju ly , 1885 ; educ. C hrist College, Brecon ; w as ordained Clerk in H oly O rders in 1909, an d subsequently appointed O rganizing S ecretary for th e S.P.C .K . ; was g az ette d C haplain to th e Forces 7 Ju n e, 1918 ; served w ith th e E xp ed itio n ary F orce in F rance from 6 Aug. 1918, and died a t No. 5 S tatio n ary H ospital, D ieppe, 3 Dec. following, of pneum onia contracted w hile on service. B uried in Ja u n a l Cem etery, D ieppe. H is Com­ m anding Officer w rote : “ I have had an exceptional o p p o rtu n ity of learning w hat he w as, w hat an insp iratio n he was to all around him ; w hat a tow er of stren g th he was on th e side of everything m anly and clean. H e was one of th e brav est m en in m oral courage I ever m et. . . . H e was loved by all ranks, and his influence w as unbounded ; he was so hum an an d so s tra ig h t. H is loss to us here is a calam ity. . . . The good he did an d his inspiring perso n ality will leave th e ir m ark till we all g et hom e.” H e m . a t H oly T rin ity Church, B oston, 7 Oct. 1909, R u b y (75, M auldeth R oad, W ithington), only dau. of th e la te George W illiam son, an d h ad tw o sons : K en n eth D avid George, b. 17 O ct. 1910, and J o h n W illiam son, b. 21 Ju n e, 1916. A B E R C R O M B IE J O H N F E R G U S , M.M., P riv ate, No. 8764, 1 st B a ttn . Scots G uards, 2nd s. of J o h n A bercrom bie, of 201, K e n t R oad, Glasgow, W ., b y his wife, Ju lia , dau. of J o h n Fergus ; b. Glasgow, 25 Ju n e, 1897 ; educ. B alshagray School, P a rtic k , G lasgow ; enlisted in th e Scots G uards 11 Nov. 1913; served w ith th e E x p editionary F orce in F rance and F landers from S ept. 1914 ; was th ree tim es w ounded, an d w as killed in actio n a t B ouiion W ood 27 S ept. 1918. B uried in th e region of Canal du N ord, near B ourlon W ood. H e was aw arded th e M ilitary M edal for g allant and distinguished service in th e field ; unm . A C K L A N D , E D W IN G E O R G E , Corpl., No. 87698, R .E ., a ttd . 2 /7 th (T erritorial) B a ttn . T he K in g ’s (Liverpool R egt.), s. of E dw in A ckland, of Vine C ottage, N orth S treet, B raunton, co. .Devon, by his wife, Ju lia , dau. of W illiam T re b le ; b. S outh H ackney, London, E ., 8 Feb. 1881 ; educ. Challoner’s Joh n F e rg u s A b e rcro m b ie . G ram m ar School, B raunton aforesaid ; was a C a rp e n te r; joined th e R .E . 10 A pril, 1916 ; served w ith th e E xp ed itio n ary F orce in F rance an d F landers from S ept. 1917, being th ere atta c h e d to th e Pioneer B a ttn . The K ing’s (Liverpool R egt.) ; was wounded 23 M arch, 1918 ; on recovery was tran sferred to th e 7 th B a ttn . of his regim ent, and was killed in action 30 Aug. of th e sam e year. B uried in th e S t. M artin Calvaine E a st B ritish Cem etery, so u th -east of A rras. H e m . a t The Thorne M em orial Chapel, B arn stap le, 17 Dec. 1904, Rose B lanche W o rth (Yeo- Vale. B arnstaple), dau. of Jo h n W akley, and had tw o children : E dw in John, b. 7 M arch, 1910, ancl D orothy M argaret, b. 14 Sept; 1905. ADA M , A L L A N , L ieut., 7 th (T erritorial) B a ttn . P rincess Louise’s (A rgyll and S utherland H ighlanders), yr. s. of th e R ev. Jam es A llan A dam , M .A., of K illorn Villa. 9, P ark P la c e , S tirling, M inister of th e U nited F ree Church, C am busbarron, S tirling (The B ruce M em orial), by his wife, M ary B orland, dau. of th e late Jo h n Ew ing, of A nnieslea, C rieff; b. Ellon, co. A berdeen, 24 S ept. 1894 ; educ. E llon P ublic School ; S tirling H igh School, an d Glasgow U niver­ s ity (w here he w as a m em ber of th e O .T.C.); gazetted 2nd L ieut. 7 th A rgyll and S u th er­ land H ighlanders 17 Aug. 1915 ; prom oted L ieut. 1 Ju ly , 1917 ; served w ith th e E xpedi­ tio n ary F orce in F rance and F landers from Ju n e, 1916, w here he took p a r t in th e fighting on th e Somme, his b attalio n being p a rt of th e fam ous 51st (H ighland) Division, and was seriously wounded a t th e a tta c k on B eaum ont H am el 15 Nov. following, and invalided home. H is S ergeant, who also was w ounded in th is a tta c k , said : “ No officer could have been m ore popular w ith his m en, whose w elfare was alw ays his chief concern. T hey adm ired him also for his free and frank m anner of intercourse, his cheerfulness, his coolness in circum stances of greatest risk and danger, and his bravery in leadership. T hey w ere ready to follow him an y ­ w here.” On recovery , he joined th e R eserve B a ttn . of his regim ent a t llip o n on 23 A pril, 1917 ; w as drafted to th e 2 /8 th A rgyll and S u th erlan d H ighlanders a t Norwich, and was a ttd . to th e M.G.C. a t G rantham on 24 M ay, 1918 ; re tu rn ­ ing to France 8 S ept. following, he was drafted to th e 2nd B a ttn of th e M.G.C. associated w ith th e 2nd D ivision a t th a t tim e p a rt of G eneral B yng’s A rm y engaged in th e advance on C am brai, an d was killed in ac tio n near M arcoing 1 O ct. of th e sam e year. B uried in Flesqui&res H ill B ritish Cem etery, so u th ­ w est of Cam brai. H is Com m anding Officer w ro te : “ L ieu t. A dam was killed instantaneously by a shell, w hile leading his m achine-gun section in to action. Though he had only been a s h o rt tim e in th e b attalio n , he had already proved himself a brave and reliable officer. Previous to his d ea th he h ad been doing ^eal good w ork w ith his m achine guns, an d h ad silenced some enem y m achine • uns which were inflicting heavy losses on ou r in fa n try ,” an d his M a jo r: “ H is t'.m otion to d u ty on th e day of th e a tta c k , and previously, was a fine exam ple t us all. B y his loss th is com pany has lo st a m ost prom ising officer. H e is u fireat loss to his country, an d to m e personally, as I had ta k en a great affection fcn’ th e boy.” L ieut. A dam , w hile a t S tirlin g H igh School, h ad gained a pro­ minent position in athletics, atta in in g th e d istin ctio n of ca p tain of th e cricket and R ugby football team s. D uring his la st year a t school he was aw arded th e . rize.bat, given for th e b est b a ttir g average for th e season ; unm . A D A M , FR A N K D A L Z IE L , L ieu t., 3rd B a ttn . The Rifle B rigade (The P rince C onsort’s Own), s. of th e late W illiam A dam , J .P ., by his wife, M arth a (Lyndholm e, K id ­ d erm inster), dau. of Jam e s D alziel, of W alker- b u r n ; b. K id d erm in ster, co. W orcester, 4 N ov. 1896; educ. T he Leys School, Cam­ bridge ; received a com mission, and was gazetted 2nd L ieu t. The Rifle Brigade 3 Ju n e, 1915 ; prom oted L ieu t, in 1917 ; served w ith th e E xpeditionary F orce in F rance and F landers from C hristm as, 1916, and died a t an Aid P o st, n ea r B ethune, 16 Ju ly , 1918, of w ounds received in actio n th e sam e day. B uried a t B ulligrenay. A b ro th e r officer w ro te : “ H e w as one of th e m ost popular officers in th e b a tta lio n , and I m ay say I never came across an officer who to o k m ore trouble w ith his m en. He w as one of th e m ost fearless. . . . W e all feel his loss b oth as a friend and an officer, very m uch.” Unm. A D A M , JA M E S C H R IS T O P H E R , P riv ate, M achine G un Corps, eldest s. of th e late R ev. J o h n A dam , of E dinburgh, by his wife, (— ) (Flackw ell H eath , co. B u c k in g h a m ); b. C arluke, 25 Dec. 1882 ; educ. Edinburgh ; was on th e staff of th e R oy al B otanic G ardens, E dinburgh ; en­ listed ; Served w ith th e E x p e d itio n ary F orce in F ran ce a n d F lan d e rs, an d w as killed in actio n 21 M arch, 1918 ; unm . A D A M , R O B E R T , Coy.-Sergt.-M ajor, No. 150017, 8 th B a ttn . Canadian In fa n try , C anadian E xpeditionary Force, eldest s. of R o b e rt A dam , of S unnyside (now of T ernem ny), K nock-by-K eith, by his wife, A nnie G a u ld ; b. Sunnyside, K nock-by- K eith , co. B anff, 10 A pril, 1891 ; educ. T ernem ny P ublic School ; was in th e L a n ark ­ shire C onstabulary, b u t subsequently w ent to C anada in M ay. 1912, an d se ttle d a t W inni­ peg, in th e em ploym ent of th e Corporation C om pany th e r e ; volunteered for active service, an d enlisted in th e C anadian In fa n try 1 Aug. 1915 ; served w ith th e E xpeditionary F orce in F ran ce a n d F landers ; saw m uch service th ere, being tw ice slightly w ounded, a n d w as killed in actio n on th e A m iens front w hile bravely urging on his m en, 9 A ug. 1918. B uried in th e cem etery there. His M ajor w ro te : “ I m u st tell you w h at a dependable soldier S ergt. A dam proved him self to be ; . . . tim e a fter tim e he has proved him self an absolutely g allan t and faithful soldier. H is loss is a very g reat one to th e w hole b attalio n , an d I can only express m y sineere regret th a t such a splendid chap should have lo st his life,” a n d th e C haplain : “ . . . I knew your son very well. H e was know n as a capable N.C.O., an d d id splendid work on several occasions. H e w as a s tra ig h t, m anly fellow, an d w as m uch liked and respected by D Coy., of w hich he w as S ergt.-M ajor.” U nm . R ob ert A dam . F rank D a lziel A d am A D A M S , C H A R L E S JO H N N O R M A N , 2nd L ieut., G renadier G uards, yr. s. of th e R ev. George A dolphus Sam uel A dam s, of N ettleste ad R ectory, M aidstone, Clerk in H oly O rders, by his wife, B eatrice, dau. of F rederick Jo h n N orm an : b. R osario de S an ta Fe, A rgentine R epublic, 17 J a n . 1889 ; educ. K ing’s School, C anterbury (w here he was ca p tain of th e school), an d S t. Jo h n ’s College, Oxford (E x h ib itio n e r); was A ssista n t M aster a t M arlborough College, a n d in charge of “ A ” H ouse ; was a L ieut, in th e O xford U niv ersity O.T.C. in Dec. 1912 ; transferred to M arlborough College O.T.C. in Dec. 1913 ; g az ette d 2nd L ieut. G renadier G uards, M ay, 1918 ; served w ith th e E xpe­ d itio n ary F orce in F ran ce from 22 Sept. 1918, a n d died a t No. 8 G eneral H ospital, R ouen, 14 N ov. following, of w ounds received in action a t W argnies-le-P etit on th e 4 th. B uried in S t. Sever M ilitary C em etery E xtension, Rouen unm . G eorge A d a m s A D A M S , G E O R G E ,. P riv ate, No. 235629, 1st B a ttn . The H erefordshire R egt. (T .F .), s. of (— ) A dam s, of The Lodge, Brim - field, co. H e re fo rd ; b. T enbury, co. W or­ cester, 8 A pril, 1896 ; educ. Ockle. P itchard an d S tre tto n Sugw as N ational Schools ; was an E ngine Cleaner on th e G .W .R. a t B arton S ta tio n ; volunteered for activ e service soon a fte r th e o u tb re ak of w ar, an d joined th e H erefordshire R eg t. in S ept. 1914 ; served w ith th e M editerranean E xp ed itio n ary Force in G allipoli from Ju ly , 1915 ; was invalided home, suffering from enteric, in J a n . 1916 ; rejoined his regim ent in E g y p t in J a n . 1917, an d took p a rt in th e P ale stin e Cam paign, including th e tw o B a ttle s of G aza in M arch an d N ov. of th a t year ; proceeded to France in J u ly , 1918, an d was killed in actio n 1 Aug. following. B uried a t B eugneux. H is Com­ m anding Officer w rote : “ . . . H e was a very g allan t soldier, an d w as very popular w ith his com rades, an d will be m uch missed by bo th officers an d m en.” U nm. G eorge A u stin A d a m s. A D A M S , G E O R G E A U S T IN , P riv ate, No. 26750, 7 th (T erritorial) B a ttn . T he Sherwood F o resters (N o ttingham shire an d D erbyshire R eg t.), eld est s. of George A rth u r A dam s, of 76, H e a th R oad, S tapenhill, B urton-on-T rent, b y his wife, E lizabeth, dau. of th e la te Jo h n A llen ; b. S tapenhill aforesaid, 14 O ct. 1891 ; educ. th e re ; was a B rass P olisher ; joined th e Sherw ood F o resters 2 Ju n e, 1915 ; served w ith th e E x peditionary F orce in F ran ce and VOL. V. 1
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