Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
2nd Lieutenant Gerald Wallace ADAM
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2nd Lieutenant Gerald Wallace ADAM.
13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly Leicestershire Regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wallace Adam, of Heaton Moor, Stockport. Died on 10 August 1919. Aged 20.
Commemorated on the ARCHANGEL MEMORIAL.
(A biography of Lieutenant Adam can be read on www.stockport1914-1918.co.uk/soldier.php?name_id=4.
Additonally, there is a great deal of biographical information, together with photos of the Archangel Memorial on the Buxton War Memorial website.)
We are very grateful to Avalon Eastman of the Oundle School Roll of Honour website for permission to use the photo of Lieutenant Adam. She also provides the following biographical information;-
Gerald Wallace Adam was the only son of Mr and Mrs John W. Adam of Heaton Moor, Stockpor, and then of Buxton. He was born at Stockport on the 15th May 1899 and entered Oundle School (Grafton House) in May 1914 leaving in December 1916. Adam joined the Manchester University OTC in January 1917 and was eventually gazetted to the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment.
In June 1918 he was attached to the 13th Yorkshire Regiment and with them went to Russia. In May 1919 he was appointed Intelligence and Code Officer on Colonel Lavie’s Staff.
He died on active service in northern Russia on 10th August 1919 (of dysentery). His name is on the Archangel Memorial in the Russian Federation.
Mike Berrell (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) has commented that
Gerald W ADAM is commmeorated on the following memorials;-
Reform Club, King Street, Manchester
Heaton Moor URC, Stockport
Memorial Hall, Stockport
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