Private Andrew Adam

Biography of Private Andrew Adam

Andrew Adam was born on 12th March 1895 in Tradeston, Glasgow. His father, also named Andrew Adam, worked as a compositor and his mother was Christina McLaren Adam, nee Hunter.

Young Andrew followed in his father’s footsteps to become a compositor. In session 1914-1915 he enrolled as an evening student of the Royal Technical College, which was then affiliated with the University of Glasgow and is now the University of Strathclyde. The College student register shows that he was then living at 55 Clarence Street in Glasgow. Andrew took two classes: Typography (Case B) and Typography (Case A), but only attended around half of the class meetings, presumably because he had enlisted.

Andrew served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. He was killed in action, aged 21, on 9th July 1916. Private Andrew Adam is commemorated at the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, and on the Roll of Honour of the Royal Technical College of Glasgow.


Private Andrew Adam
Rank: Private
Regiment: 15th Highland Light Infantry
Degree: Student
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With thanks to Anne Cameron for providing information from the University of Strathclyde Archive.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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