2.LIEUT G.E.ADAMSON MIDDX.R.
Gilbert Edgar Adamson
Son of Professor John William Adamson of King's College, London & Amanda Adamson, of 44 Whitehall Park, Highgate, London N
Educated at City of London School 1906-14 & Merton College, Oxford University 1914-15
Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Middlesex Regiment 5/3/15
To France in July 1915 & served with 'C' Company, 7th Middlesex Regiment
Awarded the MC LG 28/5/18: 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a night raid on hostile trenches. The night previous to the raid he was responsible for taping out the line of advance from our front line position. This enabled the exact point of entry to be reached, after crossing 600 yards of "No Man's Land''. He led his party with the greatest personal courage and precision, gained that part of the objective where, as anticipated, the strongest resistance was met with, and his splendid example and fine leadership contributed largely to the success of the raid'
KIA F&F 24/8/18 in the attack on Summit Trench, Croisilles Reserve Trench & the Hindenburg Line at Croisilles
Buried in Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere
'WA' Woolwich Arsenal stamp on reverse of his plaque
With Waxed Card Plaque Case & Crested Buckingham Palace Letter of condolence
With copy of his MIC, ODGW & CWGC details plus a 14 page Digital File supporting documentation, including the 7th Battalion History account of this attack