The Roll of Honour, Volume V, De Ruvigny

2 The Roll of Honour F landers from th e following D e c .; was invalided to E ngland on tw o occasions, and died a prisoner of w ar a t th e Cam p H ospital, Cassel, G erm any. 23 Ju ly , 1918, from wounds received in action a t B ullecourt 21 M arch previously. Buried a t Cassel, G erm any ; unm . A D A M S , T H O M A S E D W A R D A L B E R T , P riv ate, No. 16489, 13th (Service B a ttn . T he llo y al Fusiliers (C ity of London R eg t.), eldest s. of Thom as E dw ard A dam s, of 40, O verstone B oad, H am m ersm ith, W ., b y his wife, K a te ; b. L am beth, S .W .; educ. F ulh am P alace lto a d , S .W .; served w ith th e E xpe­ d itionary F orce in F rance an d F landers from J a n . 1916, an d w as killed in action a t th e B a ttle of A rras 9 A pril, 1917, by th e b u rstin g of a shell. B uried a t M onchy ; unm . A D A M S , W IL L IA M , P riv ate, No. (— ), (— ) B a ttn . The K ing’s Own (Y ork­ shire L ight In fa n try ), eldest s. of W illiam A dam s, G ardener on th e B reth y W ood E s ta te , by his wife, lto sa : b. M ilton, co. D erby, 4 F eb. 1883 ; educ. near M ilton ; w as a B ric k lay er ; served w ith th e E xp ed itio n ary F orce in F rance an d Flanders from F eb. 1917, and died a t N o. 1 D ressing S tatio n 4 A pril following, from w ounds received in action. A D A M S O N , G E O R G E , S ergt., l/ 6 th (T erritorial) B a ttn . Seaforth H ighlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The D uke of A lbany’s), eldest s. of George A dam son, of F o rt- ingall, co. P e rth ; b. F o rt ingall, A berfeldy, co. P e rth , 9 J u ly , 1891 ; educ. th e re ; joined th e Seaforth H ighlanders soon a fter th e o u tbreak of w ar, 9 S ept. 1914 ; served w ith th e E xpeditionary F orce in F rance and F landers from 3 M ay, 1915, and was killed in action by a sniper w hile attack in g a t R heim s 23 Ju ly , 1918. B uried in Bois de l’A ulnay B ritish Cem etery, Tonchery-sur-V esle, near M arfaux, south-w est of R heim s. H is Com m anding Officer w rote th a t he was one of his b est m en th e n holding th e ra n k of S ergt. H e m . a t th e P arish Church, K em pton, 3 June, 1915, K athleen M ary, eldest dan. of George E nsor, and had tw o dans. : M argaret M ary, b. 11 J u lv , 1916, an d G eorgina A nn. b. (posthum ous) 2 F eb. 1919. A D A M S O N , G IL B E R T E D G A R , M.C., L ieut., 7 th (T erritorial) B a ttn . The D uke of Cam bridge’s Own (M iddlesex lle g t.), yr. a. of Jo h n W illiam A dam son, of 44, W hitehall P ark , llig h g ate, N., Professor of E ducation, U niversity of London, b y his wife, A m anda, dau. of th e la te W illiam K napm an ; b. London, 28 Dec. 1 894; educ. C ity of London School, an d M erton College, O xford; received a com m ission, and was g azetted 2nd L ieut. T he M iddlesex lie g t. 5 M arch, 1915, a n d prom oted L ieu t, in A pril, 1916 ; served w ith th e E xpeditionary Force in F ran ce and F landers from J u ly to A ug. 1915, also from O ct. 1917, and was killed in action before Croisilles 24 Aug. 1918. B uried in B ellacourt M ilitary Cem etery, R iviere, near A rras. H is C om m anding Officer w rote : “ . . . H e fell . . . while m o st g allan tly leading his m en over an area sw ept by artillery and m achine-gun fire.” H e was aw arded th e M ilitary Cross [London G azette, 16 Sept. 1918], “ F o r conspicuous g allan try and devotion to d u ty during a n ig h t raid on hostile trenches. . . . H e led his p a rty w ith th e g reatest personal courage an d precision, . . . and his splendid exam ple and fine leadership co ntributed largely to th e success of th e raid .” U nm. A D A M S O N , R O B E R T , P riv ate, No. 40982, 1 st B a ttn . (21st F oot) The R oyal S cots F usiliers, s. of Jam es A dam son, of D om bristle, co. Fife, b y his wife, M ar­ garet, dau. of B enjam in D ic k ; b. G ovanhill, co. L anark, 12 Dec. 1881 ; educ. Moss Green School, Crossgates ; w as a G am ekeeper; join3d th e 3rd A yrshire Y eom anry 4 J u ly , 1916 ; transferred to th e 1 st R oyal Scots F u silie rs; served w ith th e E x p e d itio n ary F orce in F rance an d F landers from Dec. 1916, being em ployed as a S tretcher-B earer for eight m onths, and w as killed in action near Cam brai 4 O ct. 1918. B uried w here he fell. H is Com m anding Officer wrrote : “ . . . I have h eard nothing b u t good regarding his soldierly qualities, and his bearing in ac tio n ,” and th e Chaplain : “ . . . H e was highly esteem ed, n o t only as a soldier, b u t also as a m an. W hen th e news of his d ea th becam e known th ere w ere m any sad h ea rts.” H e m . a t K irkcaldy, 4 O ct. 1910, Jane D rum m ond (Ruchlancl C ottages, P restonkirk), dau. of A lexander McGregor, a n d had tw o children : Jam es A lexander, b. 15 J a n . 1916, and S arah Thom son, b. 15 Nov. 1912. A u stra lia ; retu rn ed to E ngland in 1915; obtained a com m ission as 2nd L ieut. R .G .A .; w as prom oted C apt. in 1916, and M ajor 6 Ju n e, 1917 ; served w ith th e E xpeditionary Force in F rance from M ay. 1916, an d was killed in action a t Y pres 21 Ju n e, 1917. H e m . a t S t. M ary A bbot’s, S outh K ensington, S.W ., R ub y , y s t. dau. of th e la te E d m u n d Escom be. A D L IN G T O N , L E S L IE D O U G L A S, L - C orpl., No. 39900, 21st B a ttn . (F irst Surrey Rifles) T he L ondon R eg t. (T .F.), eldest s. of (— ) A dlington, b y his wife, A m y (32, R oderick R oad, S parkhill, B irm ingham ) ; b. L ady wood, B irm ingham , 11 Oct. 1898; educ. S parkbrook a fo re s a id ; was employed b y th e B irm ingham E lectric Supply D epart­ m e n t; joined th e W arw ickshire R egt. 24 O ct. 1915 ; subsequently was transferred to th e 1 st Surrey Rifles ; served w ith the E x ­ p editionary F orce in F rance an d Flanders from M arch, and was killed in action near A lbert 24 Aug. 1918 ; unm . A G L IO N B Y , A R T H U R H U G H , M.C., Major (A cting), 219th Siege B a tte ry , D orsetshire R oyal G arrison A rtillery (T .F .). 4 th s. of the R ev. D r. F rancis K eyes Aglionby, Vicar of N ew bold P acey, co. W arw ick, by his wife, Amy, dau. of th e R ig h t Rev. E . H . B ickersteth, some tim e B ishop of E x e ter ; /». London, 4 Nov. 1885 ; educ. H astings ; W estm inster School, and Corpus ChristiCollege, Ox­ ford, where he took a Second Class in L it. H um . ; was a P rep arato ry Schoolm aster a t S t. A ndrew ’s, B ournem outh, and subsequently a t P o rt H ope, O ntario, Canada ; joined th e D orset R.G .A . in 1912 ; volunteered for active service on th e outbreak of w ar ; was prom oted L ieu t, in Dec. 1914, C apt. in 1917, and A cting M ajor, M ay 1918 ; served w ith th e E x peditionary F orce in F rance an d F landers from Sept. 1916, and died a t R oubais 7 Nov. 1918, of w ounds received in action a t Moen- on-the-Scheldt. B uried a t M onvaux. A b ro th e r officer w ro te : “ . . . The sto ry of his extrao rd in ary courage an d coolness during th e re tre a t has been told a hundred tim es in th e b a tte ry m ess.” H e was aw arded th e M ilitary Cross [London G azette, 1 Jan . 1919],"for g allan try in th e field, during th e B a ttle of th e S cheldt, when his b a tte ry : “ F ired from th e open a t 1,000 y ard s’ range, got on to m asses of G erm ans try in g to advance, and com pletely broke th em up, and th e a tta c k u tte rly failed.” U nm. A IN S L IE , W A L T E R G O R D O N , 2nd L ieut., R .F .A ., eldest s. of W alter H enry O tho Ainslie, of Ingledene, P urley, co. S urrey, b y his wife, J a n e tta A n­ to in ette, dau. of Isidore B oulanger ; b. O rpington, co. K e n t. 30 M ay, 1895 ; educ. F alconbury, P urley, an d E astb o u rn e C ollege; joined his college O.T.C., and was g azetted 2nd L ieut. R .F .A . in Ju ly , 1916 ; served w ith th e E xpeditionary Force in F rance from S ept., and w as killed in ac tio n a t H eb u tern e 10 Nov. 1916. H is C aptain w rote : “ H e had been long enough in F rance to do some very good w ork, and to show him self a brave an d efficient soldier. , . . W hile he was in m y b a tte ry , he was alw ays keen an d ready, and had a sound know ledge of his work. H is death will be a big loss to u s.” Unm. A IT K E N , A N D R E W , Coy. Sergt.-M ajor, No. 345001, 1 st Fife and F orfar Y eom anry, a ttd . 14th (Service) B a ttn . The Black W atch (R oyal H ighlanders), s. of R obert A itken, of 57, N orth S tree t, M ontrose, by his wife, M ary A., dau. of Jo h n Dow, of M ontrose ; b. M ontrose, 31 M arch, 1879 ; educ. M ontrose A cadem y ; was a W atchm aker ; joined th e Fife a n d F o rfar Y eom anry in M arch, 1897 : was m obilized on th e o u tb re ak of w ar in Aug. 1914 ; served w ith th e M editer­ ranean E xpeditionary F orce a t G allipoli from S ept. 1915, a ttd . to th e Black W atch ; proceeded to E g y p t and P alestin e in Dec. 1916, and to F rance in A pril, 1918, a n d died a t No. 20 C asualty C learing S ta tio n 2 S ept. following, from wounds received in action a t M oislaus th e previous day. H is Com m anding Officer w rote : “ No one could have been keener or m ore en th u siastic about his work, no one took a keener in terest in th e com pany, and nothing th a t w ould help to fu rth er th e com fort of th e m en was too m uch trouble. . . . H is d ea th is a great loss to th e com pany and b a tta lio n .” Coy. S ergt.-M ajcr A itken had been aw arded m any trophies for efficiency and good m arksm anship. H e m . a t M ontrose, 25 J a n . 1899, E lizabeth (61, N orth S treet, M ontrose), dau. of A lexander P aterson, of M ontrose, and had tw o sons : Alfred W ., b. in 1899, and E dw ard, b. in 1905. A IT K E N , JO H N W A L T E R , P riv ate, No. 268173, The Black W atch (R oyal H ighlanders), y st. s. of P riv a te J o h n A itken, of 8, C astle S tree t, Cupar, R oyal D efence Corps, by his wife, E liza, dan. of th e la te D avid W alker, of Cupar, co. F ife ; and gdson. of th e la te D r. A itken, of C upar an d Ceres ; b. Cupar afore­ said, 22 Dec. 1894 ; educ. C astlehill School th e re ; w as a G arage E m ployee, and a m em ber of th e Fifeshire Y eom anry ; subsequently transferred to th e Black •Watch ; was called up on m obilization in Aug. 1914 ; served w ith th e E xp ed i­ tio n ary F orce in France and F landers from 1915 to 1916, during w hich tim e he w as tw ice w ounded and invalided hom e ; was tim e-expired, b u t a fter a m o n th ’s leave joined th e 14th B a ttn . T he Black W atch, w ith whom he proceeded to E g y p t; retu rn ed to F rance in A pril, 1918, an d died a t E cang F a rm 8 Aug. following, from w ounds received in actio n th e previous day. B uried in a shell- hole a t E cang F arm . An officer w rote : “ H e was a keeh, quick and efficient soldier. O nly th e previous day his platoon officer h ad m entioned his n am e as having done exceptionally well w hen th e G erm ans a tta c k e d his position. N ot only did he do well, b u t his coolness w as a fine exam ple to o thers.” H e was A D A M S O N , W ILLIA M , D river, No. 132431, B B attery , 57th Brigade, R .F .A ., Salonika F ield Force, 3rd s. of th e late W illiam A dam son, F arm er, by his wife, M arion (H arleyliolm , T hankerton, co. L anark), dau. of Jam es Core ; b. D eavonsidc. Carm ichael, 20 Ju n e, 1894; educ. Carm ichael P ublic School ; was em ployed as a Jo in er in L anark ; enlisted 20 M arch, 1916 ; served w ith th e S alonika A rm y from 25 Sept. following, and died a t th e G eneral R ed Cross H ospital, Salonika, 16 N ov. 1918, from pneum onia and m alaria, contracted w hile on active service. B uried a t H ortich, Salonika ; unm . A D L E R , H A R RY G EO R G E V E R G O T - T IN I, M ajor, R.G .A ., eldest s. of W illiam H enry Adler, of 66, G loucester Crescent, R e­ g en t’s P ark , N .W ., b y his wife, Cecilia, dau. of George V erg o ttin i; b. a t W inburg. South A frica ; educ. A rm y H ouse, N eunheim Col- T h o m a s A d d ie. lege, an d th e R oyal M ilitary Academ y, W ool­ w ich, b u t resigned a fter tw o years to stu d y Mining and M etallurgy a t th e School of M ines, S outh K ensington, subsequently becom ing a m em ber of th e In s titu te s of Civil Engineers and of M ining and M etallurgy, and held im p o rtan t positions in S outh Africa, Canada and W illia m A d a m so n . A D D IE , T H O M A S , Corpl., No. 8833, 7th (Service) B a ttn . Seaforth H ighlanders (Ross- shire Buffs, T he D uke of A lbany’s), only s. of Thom as A ddie, of M ain S treet, Chapelhall, A irdrie, by his wife, M ary, dau. of th e late C apt. J o h n L apsley, of P o rt G lasgow ; b. Chapelhall aforesaid, 19 S ept. 1891 ; educ. Chapelhall P ublic S chool; was em ployed as a Coal M in er; enlisted 2 June, 1915 ; served w ith th e E xpeditionary Force in F rance and F landers from 2 O ct. following, and died 28 S ept. 1918, from w ounds received in action. B uried in P otijze C hateau Law n Cem etery, near Y pres. Second L ieut. A. J . M acDonald w rote : “ H e was such a splendid fellow th a t everyone liked him , and he was such an efficient N.C.O. th a t we all feel his loss very m uch indeed. A lways h e was so cheery— in difficulty and danger— a splendid exam ple to others, and by his d ea th we have lost one of our b e st N.C.O.’s. N obly he fought, and gave his life th a t th e principles of h um anity he held so sacred should be upheld.” U nm. A IT C H IS O N , T H O M A S FR A N K , B om bardier, No. 344652, 376th Siege B a tte ry R .G .A ., s. of th e la te Thom as A itcliison, B rew er, b y his wife, E uphem ia, dau. of G. R itch ie, B re w e r; b. E dinburgh, 7 J u ly , 1880 ; educ. L o re tto , M usselburgh; was D irector of M essrs. J o h n A itchison & Co., L td ., Brew ers, E dinburgh ; joined th e R .G .A ’ in Feb. 1917 ; served w ith th e E xpeditionary F orce in F rance an d F landers, being posted to th e 376th B a tte ry a t Y pres in June, 1917, an isolated position w hich th e y held u n til Dec., a fte r w hich th e y w ere se n t to A rras, and becam e m obile during th e re tre a t in M arch, 1918. I n Ju n e th e y w ere atta c h e d to the G uards, and a t th e tim e of th e A rm istice being signed wrere a t M aubeuge, w hen only 26 m en a n d one officer were left o u t of th e original 160. H e was invalided hom e in Dec., and died a t E dinburgh Castle H ospital 14 Jan . 1919, a fter an operation rendered necessary ow ing to illness contracted w hile T h o m a s F rank A itch iso n . on service in F rance. B uried in S t. C u th b e rt’s C hurchyard, E dinburgh. H e m . a t S t. C u th b e rt’s Church, E dinburgh, 17 J a n . 1906, B eatrice A nne (10, A nn S treet, E dinburgh), dau. of th e la te W illiam B ladw orth H ardie, of E dinburgh, M erchant, an d had tw o children : W illiam F rancis B ladw orth, b. 22 Aug. 1907, and E lizabeth B eatrice, b. 12 M arch, 1910.
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