Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Charles John Henry Adamson

Photo of Charles John Henry Adamson
House and time at Malvern: No 5, 1904 - 1909.

Regiment: Northumberland Fus.
Died: 20 September 1917 aged 27 in Belgium. Killed in action.
Battle: Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele). Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial P 19/23 and 162

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Adamson, of Kirkhill, Northumberland;husband of Georgiana Adamson, of The Quest, Ponteland, Northumberland.
Middle IV—Army II. House Prefect. XXII Football.
Captain 6th Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers (T.F.) 1912; resigned 1913.
Great War, Private H.A.C. 1914; Captain 11th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers .

'On leaving School he went as a pupil to The Hon. Sir Charles Parson's Electrical Engineering Works in Newcastle-on-Tyne, and at the same time joined the 6th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers (Territorials), and left as Captain after about three years' service. He then went to London to work for the firm. He enlisted in the H.A.C. at the outbreak of war, and was given a commission in the N.F. in October 1914. He was sent to France in August 1916, to join his Battalion. He fell leading his men in the attack on September 20th. He married Georgiana, daughter of the late Canon Walker, of Whalton, on October 31st, 1914.' (Malvernian, Nov 1917).

Service Record:WO 339/20316
Medal Card: WO 372/1/20315.
Unit War Diary: WO 95/2182/4 (1915 Aug - 1917 Oct).