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Second Lieutenant Travers Farrant Adamson

'C' Company 9th(Service)Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916


Born on 02/07/1895 in Lewisham ,Forest Hill,Kent.

He was baptised on 15/08/1895.

At the time of his birth,his family were living at

8 Wywell Road,Lewisham,Forest Hill, Kent.

His parents were

Travers Patrick Muirhead Adamson(1864-31/03/1905) and Ethel Farrant(1872-1959). They were married in 1894.

Travers F. had 2 brothers;

Mark Cuthbert(13/09/1896-1932) and

Christopher Patrick (1898-1967).

He also had 2 sisters;l Patricia  May(17/02/1901-1933) and Loveday Janet Katherine(26/10/1904-2001).


In the 1901 census the family were recorded as living at

1 Penare Road,Penzance,Cornwall. Travers P. listed his occupation as that of landscape painter. 

After the death of Travers P. in 1905, the family moved to Corleone,Longham,Wimbourne,Dorsetshire.

Travers date of his disembarkation into France was on 25/03/1916. He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.   

He was awarded the 1914-1918 British War and

the Allied Victory medals. 


Mid Sussex Times - Tuesday 18 July 1916 - "Former School Captain Killed - Official intimation is to hand that

Second Lieutenant Travers Farrant Adamson, Devonshire Regiment, has been killed in action. He was a pupil at

St John’s College Hurstpierpoint, from 1908 to 1914. Appointed a Prefect there in 1913, he became

Captain of the School and Prefect of Hall in 1914 and on December 18th of the latter year his commission in the army was gazetted”.

Before Action written by Charlotte Zeepvat (@charlotte_m_z)

website - 

Page 197 records Travers' death;

” Second Lieutenant Travers Adamson of C Company was seen by Private Ralph Jones in no man’s land,

wounded but sitting up. “He told the Sergt. to carry on. I got back to the lines and saw no more of him.” Adamson may have picked himself up and gone on: Private Owen reported seeing him killed instantly on reaching the German lines”.

Will details - 04/08/1927-"of Corleone Longham Wimbourne Dorsetshire.....Administration to Christopher Patrick Adamson gentleman and Patricia Mary Adamson spinster. Effects £681". Worth today - £68,823.54.

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