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James Kinnear Adamson MA

M, #69, b. 14 August 1911, d. 13 December 1996
Last Edited: 27 Dec 2020
James Kinnear Adamson Jnr
1943
July 1972

Parents:

Father*: James Kinnear Adamson teacher b. 1 Jun 1878, d. 27 Jun 1956
Mother*: Georgina Key tailoress b. 29 Mar 1880, d. 24 Aug 1972
  • Birth*: James Kinnear Adamson MA was born on 14 August 1911 at 141 Clepington Road (Victoria Terrace) (low door on right), Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .1,2
  • He was the son of James Kinnear Adamson teacher and Georgina Key tailoress.
  • Baptism: James Kinnear Adamson MA was baptised on 10 September 1911 at St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; by E Logie Danson.3
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Joan Wilson, daughter of Maud Adeline Logsdail, on 1 January 1944 at All Saints Church, Northampton, England, ; Dundee Courier 5 Jan 1944 - Marriages - Adamson - Wilson - at All Saints' Church, Northampton, on Jan 1, 1944, Second-Lieut James K Adamson RASC, elder son of Mr and Mrs J K Adamson 20 East Haddon Road Dundee to Joan Wilson VAD only daughter of Mr and Mrs H J T Wilson, Dersingham Norfolk

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    First name(s) JOAN
    Last name WILSON
    Marriage quarter 1
    Marriage year 1944
    Registration month -
    MarriageFinder™ JOAN WILSON married
    JAMES K ADAMSON
    Spouse's last name
    ADAMSON
    District NORTHAMPTON
    District number -
    County Northamptonshire
    Country England
    Volume 3B
    Page 61
    Record set England & Wales marriages 1837-2008
    Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Subcategory Marriages & divorces
    Collections from Great Britain.4,5,6
  • (Deceased) Death*: James Kinnear Adamson MA died on 13 December 1996 at Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, , at age 85 Name: James Kinear Adamson
    Birth Date: 14 Aug 1911
    Date of Registration: Dec 1996
    Age at Death: 85
    Registration district: Kings Lynn
    Inferred County: Norfolk
    Register Number: 48A
    District and Subdistrict: 6371A
    Entry Number: 213.7,8
  • Probate*: His estate was probated on 25 February 1997 at Leeds, Yorkshire, England, ; First name(s)     James Kinnear
    Last name     Adamson
    Death year     1996
    Death date     13 Dec 1996
    Probate year     1997
    Probate date     25 Feb 1997
    Residence town     -
    Registry     Leeds
    County     Yorkshire
    Country     England
    Document type     Grant and will
    Number     9751607199
    Record set     England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1858-2019
    Category     Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Subcategory     Civil Deaths & Burials
    Collections from     Great Britain, England.9

Census & Directory Entries

Principal1952James Kinnear Adamson MA appeared in a directory of 1952 living at 21 Avenue Road, Hunstanton, Cambridgeshire, England, ; 1952 Cambridge Telephone Directory; Adamson, James K, 21 Avenue Road, Hunstanton 3314.24
Principal1957He appeared in a directory of 1957 living at Carstone, Lynn Road, Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk, England, ; 1957 Cambridge Telephone Directory; Adamson, James K, Carstone, Lynn Road Ingoldisthorpe, Snettisham 243.25
Principal1972He appeared in a directory of 1972 living at Carstone, Lynn Road, Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk, England, ; 1972 Cambridge Telephone Directory; Adamson, J K, Carstone, Lynn Road, Ingoldisthorpe, Snettisham 243.26

Education

  • Graduation*: James Kinnear Adamson MA graduated in 1932 at St Andrews University, Fife, Scotland; MA.27

Military Service

  • Military Service: James Kinnear Adamson MA served with the Royal Army Service Corps between 1939 and 1945 Royal Army Service Corps.28
  • Military Service POW*: James Kinnear Adamson MA served with the Royal Army Service Corps between 1944 and 1945.28
  • Military Service*: James Kinnear Adamson MA served with the Royal Army Service Corps on 11 June 1944 Regular Army Emergency Commission 2nd Lieutenant.29
  • Military Service: James Kinnear Adamson MA served with the Royal Army Service Corps between December 1944 and January 1945 Ardennes.30
  • (Witness) Milt Photograph: James Kinnear Adamson MA is in this photograph taken in August 1945 at Berlin, Germany, , along with Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician, First published in Genes on the Web Facebook group:
    So, Judith suggested that our fathers met up in Berlin at the end of WW2. All I had was an anecdote that they met on a train going home (I imagined in the UK, however ...) I tracked down the remembered photos from Dad's war collection and have these to share.
    I believe the first two are indeed Berlin, probably after July 1945 when the Victory parade took place during the Potsdam Conference involving various heads of state, including Truman, Stalin and Churchill - the subjects on the monument in the first photo. The second photo is the Victory Column which was the focus of the Victory Parade.
    The next two photos appear to depict injured troops boarding a train (was this where James and Douglas met up?, was Douglas working with the RAMC, looking after wounded soldiers being repatriated?) and the last two seem to be a quayside somewhere.

    Video links http://www.chronos-media.de/?page_id=3863.12
  • Milt Photograph*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and James Kinnear Adamson MA are in this photograph taken say September 1945.12

Citations

  1. [S43] CNM Family Bible.
  2. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Births 1911 Angus, Mains & Strathmartine, ref 307/00 0093 [Nov 2014].
  3. [S43] Adamson Family Bible in the care of CNM.
  4. [S43] Family Bible held by CNMA.
  5. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Newspapers Collection [May 2016].
  6. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription
    URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=BMD/M
    /1944/1/AZ/001110/103&_ga=1.242572037.609718925.1433620489 [May 2016].
  7. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of register no 48A; District & subdistrict 6371A; Entry no 213. HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England. [Feb 2011]
  8. [S6] JA [Nov 2011].
  9. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1858-2019 [Jun 2020].
  10. [S130] Held by FP.
  11. Personal Photo Archives PCC
  12. [S43] PCC.
  13. [S43] PCC photographic collection.
  14. [S43] PCC.
  15. [S40] From JB [Feb 2019].
  16. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), PCC.
  17. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), from JB [Feb 2019].
  18. [S61] Website Facebook (www.facebook.com) Facebook Group Morgan Academy Archives [Jun 2019].
  19. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Courier 1 Oct 1929 [April 2020].
  20. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection St Andrews Citizen 5 Oct 1929 [April 2020].
  21. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Newspaper collection, Dundee Evening Telegraph [Nov 2019].
  22. [S99] Unknown author Newspaper item, n.pub., n.p., unknown edition (unknown publish date) unknown isbn "London Gazette 1973 notice of claims against deceased."
  23. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Information Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2007. Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England. [Apr 2018]
  24. [S58] Directory, 1952 Cambridge Telephone Directory. Hereinafter cited as Directory.
  25. [S58] Directory, 1957 Cambridge Telephone Directory.
  26. [S58] Directory, 1972 Cambridge Telephone Directory.
  27. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) St Andrews University 'Lost' List
    https://devweb.st-andrews.ac.uk/lost/directory.php?optionGs=1&puntName=adamson&optionG=2&displaynumber=50&search=Search+Now [July 2011].
  28. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Information Ancestry.com. UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. Original data: Prisoner of War Collections. Sussex, England: The Naval and Military Press. Prisoners of War of British Army, WWII. CD. Unpublished. The Naval and Military Press, Ltd. [Apr 2018]
  29. [S134] Website Fold3 (www.fold3.com) SOURCE INFORMATION
    Image url: https://www.fold3.com/image/416529858
    Short Description: Lists of individuals who served in the British Army from 1882-1962. Content Source: The National Archives of the UK
    Copyright: © Crown copyright images reproduced courtesy of The National Archives, UK
    Country: United Kingdom
    Fold3 Job: 15-017
    Fold3 Publication Year: 2015
    Language: English
    Year Range: 1882-1962
    Date: 1945 October - Part 1
    Original data from: The National Archives of the UK (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/) [Apr 2018].
  30. [S33] Interview , from CNM , speaking to PC in 2003 - but all that was said was James was in Ardennes during the war. Was James taken POW?