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Adamson, Maurice Leslie

Second Lieutenant Maurice Leslie Adamson, Royal Scots Fusiliers, attached to 10th Royal Irish Rifles, was the son of Sir Harvey Adamson, late Lieutenant Governor of Burma. He was educated at Haileybury College, King's College, London, and Pullman Agricultural College, Washington State, America. He held an appointment in the Bank of Montreal. At the outbreak of the war he enlisted in the Canadian contingent, and after training at Valcartier came to England with the contingent. He was given a temporary commission in the Royal Irish, and subsequently a permanent commission in the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He went to the Front with the 10th Royal Irish in October, 1915, and was killed in action on July 1st 1916, aged 23. King's College Review Dec. 1916

Biographical

Surname(s)Adamson
First name(s)Maurice Leslie
Date of birth1893
Place of birthMeiktila, Burma (father in Indian Civil Service)
Family detailsSon of Sr Harvey Adamson K.C.S.I. & Lady Adamson of 1 Terrace 36 Palace Gdns, Kensington, London
Previous educationHaileybury College,
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college-1910
Dept / courseFaculty of Engineering
Military unitRoyal Scots Fusilliers 2nd Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 10th Batallion
Date enlistedAugust 1914
Place enlistedCanada
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Decorations / medalsMentioned in Despatches
Date of death1 July 1916
Rank at deathLieutenant Royal Scots/2nd Lieutenant Royal Irish
Place of deathSomme
Cause of deathKilled in action.
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel; Thiepval Memorial; Bank of Montreal, Memorials of the Great War; Veterans Affairs Canada WW1 Book of Remembrance
NotesFurther educated at Pullman Agricultural College, Washington State, America
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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