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James Kinnear Adamson MA

M, #69, b. 14 August 1911, d. 13 December 1996
James Kinnear Adamson Jnr
1943
July 1972
  • (Witness) Photograph: James Kinnear Adamson MA was also christened in this gown at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, along with Margaret Kinnear Adamson, Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP. The 'Adamson' christening gown, sewn by 'the girls' from Henderson & MacKay where Georgina (Key) Adamson was a tailoress before her marriage.1
    The 'Adamson' christening gown, sewn by 'the girls' from Henderson & McKie where Georgina (Kay) Adamson was a tailoress before her marriage.
    Believed to be Margaret Kinnear Adamson wearing the 'Adamson' christening gown 1909
  • Birth*: James Kinnear Adamson MA was born on 14 August 1911 at 141 Clepington Road (Victoria Terrace) (low door on right), Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland.3,4
  • He was the son of James Kinnear Adamson and Georgina Key.
  • Baptism: James Kinnear Adamson MA was baptised on 10 September 1911 at St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; by E Logie Danson.5
  • (Witness) Photograph: He is in this photograph taken circa 1913 at Baxter Park, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, along with James Kinnear Adamson, Margaret Kinnear Adamson.6
  • (Witness) Photograph: James Kinnear Adamson MA is in this photograph taken circa 1917 along with James Kinnear Adamson, Georgina Key, Margaret Kinnear Adamson and Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP.6
    James Kinnear Adamson family c1917
    standing at back : James Kinnear Adamson Snr
    sitting : Georgina (Key) Adamson, Margaret Kinnear Adamson
    standing in front : James Kinnear Adamson Jnr, Douglas G Adamson
  • (Witness) Photograph: James Kinnear Adamson MA is in this photograph taken circa 1917 along with Annie Gibson Ford, Jane Duncan Ford, Edith Margaret Ford, Archibald Hall Ford, Wilhelmina Ford, Margaret Kinnear Adamson and Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP Ford and Adamson cousins.7
    Ford & Adamson cousins c1917
    back: Nan/Jean Ford (twin), Mina Ford, Esther Ford, Margaret K Adamson, Jean/Nan Ford (twin)
    front: Somebody, Douglas G Adamson, Somebody, Somebody, James K Adamson
  • (Witness) Photograph: James Kinnear Adamson MA is in this photograph taken circa 1930 at 20 East Haddon Road, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, along with James Kinnear Adamson, Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP enjoying a sunny day at the back door.6
    L-R Douglas G Adamson, James K Adamson Snr, James K Adamson Jnr
  • Graduation*: James Kinnear Adamson MA was graduated in 1932 at St Andrews University, Fife, Scotland; MA.8
  • Milit-Beg*: He began military service in 1939 reputedly with the Scots Guards.
    Records suggest Royal Army Service Corps.9
  • Photograph*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP and James Kinnear Adamson MA are in this photograph taken in 1939.6
  • (Witness) Photograph: He is mentioned in this photograph taken circa 1942 at 20 East Haddon Road, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, along with James Kinnear Adamson, Georgina Key, Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP waiting for their boys to come home.6
  • Military Service POW*: James Kinnear Adamson MA served with an unknown person between 1944 and 1945 J J Adamson
    in the UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
    [no dates]
    Name:      J J Adamson
    Rank:      Driver
    Army Number:      231016
    Regiment:      Royal Army Service Corps
    POW Number:      140032
    Camp Type:      Stalag
    Camp Number:      XI-B
    Camp Location:      Fallingbostel, Lower Saxony
    Record Office:      Royal Army Service Corps Record Office, Ore Place, Hastings, Sussex
    Record Office Number:      29.9
  • (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.10,11,12
  • Military Service*: James Kinnear Adamson MA served with an unknown person on 11 June 1944 Regular Army Emergency Commission 2nd Lieutenant.13
  • Military Service: James Kinnear Adamson MA served with an unknown person between December 1944 and January 1945 Ardennes.14
  • (Witness) Photograph: He is in this photograph taken in August 1945 at Berlin, Germany, along with Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP, 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=3863.6
  • (Witness) Photograph: James Kinnear Adamson MA is in this photograph taken circa 1948 along with James Kinnear Adamson, Georgina Key, Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP, Margaret Kinnear Adamson, David Albert Bell and Kenneth James Gordon Bell.
    Adamson & Bell families c1948
    sitting at back L-R : James K Adamson, Margaret K (Adamson) Bell, Georgina (Key) Adamson, James K Adamson, (Margaret) Lillian Bell, Douglas G Adamson
    in front L-R: Kenneth G Bell, David D Bell, David A Bell
  • (Witness) Death: James Kinnear Adamson MA witnessed the death of Maud Adeline Logsdail on 16 January 1973; WILSON, Maud Adeline
    " Shrublands," Lynn Road, Ingoldisthorpe,
    King's Lynn, Norfolk, Widow. 16th January 1973
    Barclays Bank Trust Company Limited, Norwich Trustee Office, P.O. Box 36,
    Bank Plain, Norwich, NOR 70A. (Barclays Bank Trust Company Limited,
    Joan Adamson and James Kinnear Adamson.)
    15th May 1973
    (047.)15
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Joan Wilson died in October 1995 at Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England; Name:      Joan Adamson
    Death Age:      77
    Birth Date:      5 Sep 1918
    Registration Date:      Oct 1995
    Registration district:      Kings Lynn
    Inferred County:      Norfolk
    Register Number:      46A
    District and Subdistrict:      6371A.16
  • (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: 213.17,18
Last Edited: 5 May 2018

Parents:

Father*: James Kinnear Adamson b. 1 Jun 1878, d. 27 Jun 1956
Mother*: Georgina Key b. 29 Mar 1880, d. 24 Aug 1972

Citations

  1. [S130] Held by FP.
  2. Personal Photo Archives PCC
  3. [S43] CNM Family Bible.
  4. [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].
  5. [S43] Adamson Family Bible in the care of CNM.
  6. [S43] PCC.
  7. [S43] PCC.
  8. [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].
  9. [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]
  10. [S43] Family Bible held by CNMA.
  11. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Newspapers Collection [May 2016].
  12. [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].
  13. [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].
  14. [S33] Interview , from Kay Adamson, speaking to PC in 2003 - but all that was said was James was in Ardennes during the war. Was James taken POW?
  15. [S99] Unknown name of person, unknown record type, London Gazette 1973 notice of claims against deceased (unknown file date), unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  16. [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]
  17. [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]
  18. [S6] JA [Nov 2011].