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Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician

M, #70, b. 5 February 1915, d. 9 April 1979
Last Edited: 10 May 2021
1941 - DGA - Palestine

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*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician was born on 5 February 1915 at 11 Baxter Park terrace (one stair up & left door), Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1915 births in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 229; Douglas George Adamson born 1915 February Fifth 8h 10m am at 11 Baxter Park Terrace Dundee, male parents James Kinnear Adamson assistant school teacher and Georgina Adamson ms Key m 1908 August 21st Dundee, signed Jas K Adamson father present, registered 1915 February 23rd at Dundee signed Jas Murray registrar.1,2
  • Baptism: He was baptised after 5 February 1915 at St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; by F R Moir, provost.3
  • He was the son of James Kinnear Adamson teacher and Georgina Key tailoress.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician married Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister, daughter of Alexander Miller chiropodist and Kate Nicolson shirt maker, on 1 July 1950 at St Paul's Church, Nethergate, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; Extract of and Entry in a Register of Marriages kept on the undermentioned Parish or District in terms of 17 & 18 Victoriae, Cap 80 $$ 56 & 58.
    1950 on the First day of July at St Paul's Church Nethergate Dundee after Banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland, Signed Douglas George Adamson medical practitioner batchelor aged 35, residing 20 East Haddon Road Dundee, parents James Kinnear Adamson school teacher retired and Georgina Adamson ms Key; signed Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister spinster, aged 25, residing 25 Perth Road Dundee, parents Alexander Miller chiropodist and Kate Miller ms Nicolson; signed James Munn of St Paul's Dundee, signed Marion C Miller 25 Perth Road Dundee & George H Smith 10 Baldovan Road Dundee witnesses; registered 1950 July 3rd at Dundee signed C W Baxter interim registrar; Extracted from the Register Book of Marriages for the District of St Mary & St Peter in the Burgh of Dundee this 4th day of July 1950, signed C W Baxter interim registrar.4
  • (Deceased) Death*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician died on 9 April 1979 at Dundee, Scotland, , at age 64 cause coronary thrombosis.
  • Obituary: Obituary in Lancet 28th April 1979 - Professors J Crooks and K G Lowe

    Dr Douglas Adamson, Consultant Physician, Tayside Area (Scotland) and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Dundee, died suddenly in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, on 9th April 1979. He was 64 years of age.
    Douglas Adamson was educated at Morgan Academy, Dundee, where he early demonstrated his qualities of leadership, becoming house captain and then school captain. He entered the Medical School of the University of St Andrews and qualified MBChB in 1938, with distinction in Medicine. He also gained a rugby blue at that University.
    Following his house appointments and a period of general practitioner experience, he served in the RAMC throughout the second world war. With HM Forces he had a most distinguished career, serving in Egypt, Syria, Persia, Iraq and Burma. He became the youngest serving Lieut. Colonel in the forces at the time he was appointed Assistant Director of Malariology of the 14th Army. In this capacity he was twice mentioned in despatches.
    On demobilisation he became clinical assistant and subsequently lecturer of the University of St Andrews at Dundee Royal Infirmary, initially with Professor Adam Patrick, and later with Professor Sir Ian G W Hill.
    In 1953 he was appointed consultant physician at Dundee Royal Infirmary and honorary senior lecturer in Medicine of the University of St Andrews and continued to hold these appointments in the new Ninewells Teaching Hospital and the Medical School of the University of Dundee.
    He had obtained a commendation in 1952 for his MD thesis entitled "Hyperthyroidism and the Adrenal Cotrex; Clinical and Experimental Studies", which reflected his special interest in endocrinology. Although making important contributions to advances in this speciality, he remained committed to general medicine, and it was as a general physician he made his major contribution to the community. His appreciation of the application of the academic component of medicine to the realities of medical practice epitomised the way in which the Universities and National Health Service should collaborate in treating patients.
    Douglas Adamson was an unusual combination of traditionalist and innovator. He wished to preserve what was good in the general medical practice of the past while appreciating the benefits of specialisation. In this connection he fostered an Endocrine Service in his hospital encompassing many disciplines.
    The qualities of leadership which he had exhibited at school, University and in his army service were clearly demonstrated in his chairmanship of the Medical Division of his hospital and much of the successful collaboration of the physicians of Ninewells Hospital is due to his example.
    Douglas Adamson's commitment to medicine was only paralleled by his fascination with nature in its widest context. He was an ornithologist with a national reputation and he brought to this activity the same qualities of interest, enthusiasm, humanity and dedication, tempered by scientific discipline, which made him an outstanding doctor.
    His patients, friends and colleagues will be grateful for what this exceptional doctor has given them, and this to some extent may comfort his wife, two sons and a daughter in their loss. - JC and KGL

    Douglas G Adamson Memorial Award funded from donations by colleagues, patients and friends after his death, and awarded annually for 'outstanding contribution to patient care in Tayside'. Administered by a committee originally under the chairmanship of Professor J Crooks. The award is a monetary prize and requires the recipient to give a lecture on his or her speciality, or a related topic, at the lunch-time lectures in the Main Lecture Theatre in Ninewells Medical School. on 28 April 1979.
  • Obituary: Obituary in BMJ 12th May 1979 - Dr G Harvey-Smith

    Dr Douglas G Adamson, Consultant Physician, Tayside Area (Scotland) and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Dundee died suddenly in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee on 9th April 1979. He was 64.
    Douglas George Adamson was born on 5th February 1915 at Dundee. He was educated at Morgan Academy, Dundee where he was house captain and school captain and gained his rugby cap. He graduated MBChB at St Andrews University in 1938 where he continued to play rugby and gained his blue.
    After House appointments in Sunderland Royal Infirmary he entered general practice at Middlesburgh in 1939, later serving in HM Forces. During his years in the RAMC, he served in Egypt, Syria, Persia, Iraq and Burma, finally becoming Assistant Director of Malariology, 14th Army with the rank of Lieut. Colonel. He was responsible for antimalaria organisation of the force during the advance from Imphal to Madalay, being twice mentioned in dispatches.
    After demobilisation in December 1945, he was appointed as Clinical Assistant to Professor Adam Patrick, in the Dundee Royal Infirmary and later became Lecturer in Medicine, University of St Andrews. He obtained the MRCP (London) in 1948 and proceeded MD St Andrews with commendation in 1952 for a thesis entitled "Hyperthyroidism and the Adrenal Cortex: Clinical and Experimental Studies." From 1948 - 1952 he was a Lecturer in Medicine with Professor Sir Ian G W Hill.
    In I953 he was appointed Consultant Physician to what was then known as the Eastern Regional Hospital Board with beds in the Royal Infirmary, Dundee, and honorary senior lecturer in the department of medicine of the University of St Andrew. When the new Teaching Hospital and Medical School was opened at Ninewells, Dundee, he moved with his unit but retained some beds in the old infirmary.
    He had a special interest in Endocrinology and made important contributions to our knowledge of thyroid and adrenal diseases, and while being acknowledged as an expert in these disorders he retained his interest in general medicine. His first priority was always his patients' welfare and although he did not relish committee work he was a first class administrator which he clearly demonstrated during his period as head of a medical unit and Chairman of the medical division of his hospital.
    Douglas Adamson was a very popoular man of outstanding ability and many and varied interests. He was a former President of the Forfarshire Medical Association, of the Dundee Medical Club and of the Dundee Angling Club. He had a wide circle of friends and took part in many different outdoor hobbies. He became highly competent in everything he took up including golf which he only started later in life, ultimately becoming a member of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, St Andrews. He loved the hills and lochs and spent many happy days angling and hillwalking. His keen interest in ornithology took him to the Scottish Highlands, Spain and Crete and he became an expert in bird photography, and at one time was Chairman of the local branch of the Scottish Ornithological Club. Although always a highly skilled photographer he was not content with only using the camera, but delighted in cine work and in the mysteries of developing and printing.
    His skill in the garden was outstanding and it was always a joy to visit his lovely garden and greenhouse.
    He will be sadly missed by his patients, many friends and colleagues and will be remembered with affection and admiration for his courage and determination in the face of ill-health during his last few years.
    He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. - GHS on 12 May 1979.
  • (Witness) Photograph: He was also christened in this gown at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , along with Margaret Kinnear Adamson, James Kinnear Adamson MA. The 'Adamson' christening gown, sewn by 'the girls' from Henderson & MacKay where Georgina (Key) Adamson was a tailoress before her marriage.5
    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
  • (Witness) Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken circa 1916 at Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, , along with Annie Gibson Ford, Jane Duncan Ford, Edith Margaret Ford, Archibald Hall Ford, Wilhelmina Scott Ford, Margaret Kinnear Adamson, James Kinnear Adamson MA and Georgina Key tailoress Ford and Adamson cousins.7,8
    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
    say 1916 back row : Jean FORD, Edith FORD[?], Jo KEY, Nan FORD
    Middle : Mina FORD, Annie FORD, Margaret ADAMSON
    front : James ADAMSON, Douglas ADAMSON
  • (Witness) Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken circa 1917 along with James Kinnear Adamson teacher, Georgina Key tailoress, Margaret Kinnear Adamson and James Kinnear Adamson MA.11
    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: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken say 1921 at Baxter Park, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , along with Georgina Key tailoress, Margaret Anderson Kinnear, Margaret Kinnear Adamson and James Kinnear Adamson MA.11
    James K Adamson, Margaret Anderson Kinnear Adamson, Douglas G Adamson, Margaret Kinnear Adamson, Georgina Key Adamson
  • (Witness) Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken say 1922 along with Georgina Key tailoress, James Kinnear Adamson teacher, Margaret Kinnear Adamson and James Kinnear Adamson MA.11
  • Photograph*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken circa 1924 Douglas lands his first salmon.12
  • Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken in 1927.11
    Front left - James K Adamson
    Front right - Douglas G Adamson
  • (Witness) Photograph: He is in this photograph taken circa 1930 at 20 East Haddon Road, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , along with James Kinnear Adamson teacher, James Kinnear Adamson MA enjoying a sunny day at the back door.11
    L-R Douglas G Adamson, James K Adamson Snr, James K Adamson Jnr
  • Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and James Kinnear Adamson MA are in this photograph taken say 1935 at Angus, Scotland, .11
  • Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken say 1938 at Scotland, .11
  • (Witness) Photograph: He is mentioned in this photograph taken circa 1942 at 20 East Haddon Road, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , along with James Kinnear Adamson teacher, Georgina Key tailoress, James Kinnear Adamson MA waiting for their boys to come home.12
  • (Witness) Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken circa 1948 along with James Kinnear Adamson teacher, Georgina Key tailoress, James Kinnear Adamson MA, 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
  • Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister are in this photograph taken circa 1950 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .12
    Douglas & Kay
  • Newspaper Article*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister were mentioned in a newspaper article Dundee Church Wedding
    The wedding took place to-day in Paul's Church, Dundee, of Dr. Douglas George Adamson younger son of Mr and Mrs James Adamson, 20 East Haddon Road and Miss Catherine Nicolson Miller second daughter of Mr and Mrs Alexander Miller, 25 Perth Road.
    The bride was given away by her father. She wore a gown of white French lame with sleeves and yoke of white lace. The skirt was topped by shirred bodice, hand embroidered silk net veil fell from an orange blossom head-dress and she carried a bouquet of pale pink roses and white heather.
    Dr Marion C. Miller (bride's sister), and eight-year-old M. Lilian Bell (groom's niece); who attended Miss Miller, both wore dresses of white taffeta under white net. Dr Miller's gown featured a peplum and bodice with a heart-shaped neckline. The little girl's was trimmed with lovers' knots and rosebuds in pink and mauve to match both bouquets and head-dresses.
    Best man was Dr George H. Smith, ushers, were Dr John H. Prain and Mr James K. Adamson, jun., and A. Morrisison Reid.
    The ceremony was conducted by Rev James Munn, assisted by Rev. James Mackay. The reception was in Kidd’s Rooms. on 1 July 1950 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .13
  • Address: As of 1 July 1950, Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister lived at 246 Arbroath Road, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .14
  • Address*: As of circa 1953, Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister lived at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .14
  • Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister are in this photograph taken circa 1958 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , along with John Henry Prain medical practitioner.11
  • Photograph*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister are in this photograph taken circa 1970 at Scotland, .12
    Douglas & Kay bird-watching
  • Misc*: In January 1971 at Glencarse Village, Perthshire, Scotland, , Kay & Douglas were on their way, with two friends, to take part in a curling match at Perth Ice Rink when they were involved in a serious road accident just outside the village of Glencarse on the Dundee to Perth road. Douglas was driving his new Volvo when he was faced with the sudden appearance of a Transit van coming towards him - sideways - on the wrong side of the road. He had only seconds to take action. He was unable to avoid the head-on collision and the Volvo ploughed into the van. The Volvo was rammed so hard, the headlights ended up against the dashboard. Fortunately, the car was fitted with one of the early safety devices that deflected the engine down towards the road in this circumstance.
    The first people on the scene were Kay and Douglas’ good friends John and Joan Prain. They must have been impossibly shocked – especially when they discovered who was involved. But never-the-less their war-time medical training and experience stood them in good stead and the four badly injured occupants were taken to Bridge of Earn Hospital for assessment and treatment. Once there, Douglas was particularly concerned for Kay because he was aware of her bad allergic reaction to Elastoplast (we now know it would probably be the latex) and was most insistent that someone, anyone, listen to him – which they did, eventually.
    Everyone in the car was badly injured, but all survived. Kay was probably the most badly hurt and remained in hospital for nearly six months while her very badly broken leg and dislocated shoulder healed. She never regained full use of her right shoulder and arm which seriously affected her ability to play her violin, and her right leg was a little shorter – despite intense physiotherapy. But once she was back on her feet, she carried on with life as usual - there were two young laddies to see to, and daughter Pat was planning her wedding the next year.
    The driver of the van (who had absconded from the scene) was eventually found and brought to book, but the family considered his low fine and short ban a small inconvenience in comparison to their injuries. The incident was caused by a third vehicle that had broken down with an electrical failure just before the brow of a hill on the east-bound side of the road. This vehicle was unable to display any lights and the van driver failed to see it until the last second, swerving around it and skidding as he crested the brow of the hill. So the first Douglas saw was a large van travelling side-on towards him on the wrong side of the road – and he had about 10 feet to stop in. He always said that the most frightening aspect of those few seconds was the knowledge that he could do nothing to stop it happening – coupled with the appalling sensation of the steering wheel – the only thing he had to brace himself with – collapsing on impact.
    A small macabre moment occurred the following week, after Pat had taken a blood-stained jacket of Douglas’ to the cleaners. It was early afternoon when the doorbell rang and Pat opened the door to discover two burly men filling the doorway. ‘Mrs Adamson?’, ‘No, Miss.’, ‘Ah, we are from Tayside Police, are your parents at home just now?’ ‘No, they are both in hospital.’ ‘I see. I hope you can help. We are always informed when someone takes blood-stained clothing to the cleaners’, ‘Yes, my father’s jacket’, ‘How did it get stained? – and you asked for a tear to be repaired – how did that happen?’ ‘My parents were in a bad car accident at the weekend – Glencarse’ ‘Ah, right. I don’t think we need to bother you any more. You see, we are investigating the Blairgowrie murder!’.15,16
  • Event-Misc: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician escorted the Queen Mother on her tour of the new hospital when it opened on 23 October 1974 at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .17

Census & Directory Entries

Member of HouseholdSeptember 1939He was listed in the 1939 Regsiter at Ballogie House, 29 Belle Vue Grove, Middlesbrough, England, ; registration district 353/2; schedule 309; Adamson, Douglas G, male, born 5 February 1915, single, assistant to Dr Murray (Doctor), OCR RAMC; living with [presumed to be on previous page - Dr Murray], Murray, Alice M, female, born 29 May 1881, married, unpaid domestic duties, DWD 27.1.47; Gortton, Sarah, servant, female, born 16 June 1913, single, domestic cook.18
Principal17 July 1946Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician registered the ownership of a vehicle on 17 July 1946 Grey 8 HP Standard Saloon, YJ 8560, registered to Dr Dowdas (sic) G Adamson, 20 E. Haddon Road, Dundee at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .19
Principal1950He appeared in a directory of 1950 living at 246 Arbroath Road, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1950 Dundee Telephone Directory; Adamson, Dr. Douglas G, 246 Arbroath Road, Dundee 81807.
Principal1953He appeared in a directory of 1953 living at 246 Arbroath Road, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1953 Dundee Telephone Directory; Adamson, Dr. Douglas G, 246 Arbroath Road, Dundee 81807.
Principal30 March 1953He registered the ownership of a vehicle on 30 March 1953 Fawn 1508cc Ford Saloon, CTS 768, registered to Dr D G Adamson, 246 Arbroath Road, Dundee at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .19
Principal1955He appeared in a directory of 1955 living at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1955 Dundee Telephone Directory; Adamson, Dr. Douglas G.
Principal1957He appeared in a directory of 1957 living at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1957 Dundee Telephone Directory; Adamson, Dr. Douglas G.
Principal5 September 1957He registered the ownership of a vehicle on 5 September 1957 Blue 948cc A 35 Austin Saloon, GTS 676, registered to Mr Douglas Adamson, Dundee at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .19
Principal1959He appeared in a directory of 1959 living at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1959 Dundee Telephone Directory; Adamson, Dr. Douglas G.
Principal19 October 1959He registered the ownership of a vehicle on 19 October 1959 Beige 2553cc Ford Saloon, JYJ 547, registered to Dr D Adamson at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .19
Principal20 November 1961He registered the ownership of a vehicle on 20 November 1961 Ascot Grey 2553cc Ford Zepher, MYJ 577, registered to Dr Adamson at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .19
Principal1962He appeared in a directory of 1962 living at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1962 Dundee Telephone Directory; Adamson, Dr. Douglas G.
Principal29 April 1964He registered the ownership of a vehicle on 29 April 1964 2 Toned Green 1594 Vauxhall Victor, RTS 970, registered to P & Douglas Adamson at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .19
Principal1968He appeared in a directory of 1968 living at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1968 Dundee Telephone Directory; Adamson, Dr. Douglas G.
Principal1972He appeared in a directory of 1972 living at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1972 Dundee Telephone Directory; Physicians and Surgeons; Adamson, Douglas G.

Education

  • Ed Photograph*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken circa 1923 at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , school photo.12
    c1923 Morgan Academy, DGA back row, third left
  • Ed Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article RESULT OF J. D. BROWN'S
    KODAK PRIZE COMPETITION. The Largo Number of Entry Forms received for this Popular Competition made the counting of the votes a diffioult task. The Result of the Ballot shows the following Prize Winners:
    1st Prize ...
    5 Prizes-No. 2 Brownie... Douglas Adamson, 11 Baxter Park Tce, Dundee
    The PRIZES will be ON VIEW at 38 CASTLE STREINT UNTIL TUESDAY, 17th inst. on 14 June 1924 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .20
  • Ed Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken circa 1926 at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , school photo.12
    c1926 Morgan Academy, DGA 2nd back row, 4th from left
  • Ed Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article MORGAN ACADEMY SPORTS
    Two Championship Ties
    Ideal weather prevailed on Saturday when the annual sports of the Morgan Academy were held at the Recreation Grounds, Forlar Road ...
    Boys' (12 to 13) 80 Yards Sack Race - 1 Douglas Adamson ... on 20 June 1927 at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .21
  • Ed Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article DISTRICT SWIMMING NOTES.
    Coming Midland Time Tests.
    ...
    Saturday's Big Event.
    Saturday first will be a big day in district swimming.
    ... and the Midlands schoolboys' team championship.
    ...
    For the latter the entries are:-
    Morgan Academy (holders) - ..., Douglas George Adamson... on 17 October 1927 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .22
  • Ed Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken in July 1928 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , Daily Record Empire Free Travel and Scholarship Scheme Medal of Honour awarded to Douglas Adamson for work of merit, July 1928.12
  • Ed Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken on 20 October 1928 Midland Counties Amateur Swimming Association Boy's Champion.12
  • Ed Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken on 26 October 1928 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , Dundee Schoolboys Life Saving Championship.12
  • Ed Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article MORGAN ACADEMY SPORTS: Junior Champion's Runaway Victory
    The seventh annual sports meeting of Morgan Academy, Dundee, was held at the recreation grounds, Forfar Road, yesterday afternoon.
    A large gathering of pupils, parents, and friends witnessed the events in fine but dull and windy weather.
    The events were run off in two sections, primary school and secondary school, and were keenly contested. Drill displays were given by teams picked from the boys and girls of the secondary school.
    The arrangements were in the hands of the staff, under the rector, Dr Alexander Leighton.
    The boys' senior championship was secured by Angus Anderson, with 12 points, David Thomson with 9 being runner-up.
    Douglas Adamson had a runaway victory in the boys' junior championship, securing the premier place in six of the seven events, his points totalled 18, David Wynd with 8 being runner-up. ...
    BOYS' JUNIOR - CHAMPIONSHIP.-High Jump—1 Douglas Adamson, 2 David Wynd, 3 Harold Whyte.
    100, Yards Flat Race-1 Douglas Adamson, 2 Ian I Fleming, 3 David Wynd, 4 James Foy.
    Throwing Cricket Ball-1 Douglas Adamson: (67 yds. 6 in.), 2 James Fox, 3 David Wynd.
    Broad Jump-1 Douglas Adamson, 2 David Wynd, 3 James Fox.
    220 Yards-1. Douglas Adamson, 2 Jas. Bell, 3 Ian Fleming, 4 David Wynd.
    440 Yards-1 Douglas Adamson, 2 Frank Henderson, 3 Jas. Bell.
    Obstacle Race-1 Ian Fleming, 2 David Wynd, 3 Frank Henderson. ... on 20 June 1929.23
    School Champions (left to right) - Angus Anderson, senior boys' champion: Margaret Ballingall, senior girls' champion; and Douglas Adamson, junior boys champion of the Morgan Academy
  • Ed Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article SUCCESSFUL DUNDEE SCHOLARS
    "FAIRY GAS" COMPETITION.
    Five Dundee children have won prizes in the annual "Fairy Gas competition organised by the British Commercial Gas Association.
    The competition is divided into three sections. The senior entrants had to answer two questions on the hygienic value of gas fires and on the use of gas for water heating; the intermediates had to reproduce a nursery rhyme in their own words: and the juniors did paper weaving and handwriting.
    There were over 16,000 entries for all sections this year from all over the British Isles.
    The Dundee winners are : Senior Section - Margaret Robertson M'Laren, Harris Academy (second prize), 85 : Jessie Peters Rye (third prize). £4; Hilda Pirie (eighth prize), £1: Douglas George Adamson, Morgan Academy. 10s
    Intermediate Section - Helen Walker Reid, Morgan Academy, 10s. on 25 September 1929 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .25
  • Ed Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken between 1930 and 1931 at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , school photo - class IVa.12
    Class IVa - DGA - back row - 3rd from left
  • Ed Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article Dundee Academies' Gala Day: Keen Rivalry at School Sports: ... The Academies held their sports in delightful weather yesterday. ...
    The Morgan Champions: There was a large gathering of parents and friends at the Morgan Academy Recreation Grounds on the occasion of the sports.
    A very interesting programme was carried through, the various events being keenly contested.
    The senior championship was won by David Thomson, Douglas Adamson being runner-up. on 19 June 1930.26
  • Ed Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article MORGAN PUPILS IN THE SPORTS FIELD
    Keen Contests for Honours
    The pupils of the Morgan Academy held their annual sporta at the recreation grounds. Forfar Road, Dundee, yesterday.
    In addition to the sporting events a display of dancing, &c., was given by the girl pupils in charge of Miss Crichton, while an exhibition of physical drill was given by a team of boys under Mr Bunting.
    ...
    Mrs Shand, of the Education Committee, is to present the prizes in the hall of the school on Thursday, June 25.
    ...
    SECONDARY SCHOOL.
    330 Yard Flat Race (boys' senior championship) -1 Douglas G Adamson
    ... on 4 June 1931 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .27
  • Ed Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken in July 1931 at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , school photo - probably medallists.12
    DGA - back row - 5th from left
  • Ed Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article DUNDEE COMMERCIAL STUDENTS' SUCCESSES
    CERTIFICATES AWARDED BY ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS.
    Certificates have been awarded by the Royal Society of Arts to the following candidates at the May examinations in Dundee.
    ...
    INTERMEDIATE STAGE.
    ...
    External Students.
    ...
    Bookkeeping - Douglas George Adamson on 11 September 1931 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .28
  • Ed Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article Report : Rugby Football Club: At the first general meeting of the newly-formed Rugby Club the following officials were elected for the present session :- Hon. President - Dr Leighton; President - Mr I W Hendry; Vice-Presidents - Messers Bunting, Stewart, Waterson; Captain - William Anderson; Vice-Captain - Douglas Adamson; Secretary - Charles Gray.
    Lack of experience is compensated by a growing enthusiasm for the game, and already soome of the boys are showing signs of possessing "rugger sense". Two matches have been payed, and in both the team put up a very credible show. Two things, however, have still to be mastered: the art of tackling low, and the necessity of preservinf silence on the field. It is hoped to play about ten games this season: this should give the team some idea of the standard of school regby, and prepare them for a fuller fixture list next season. in November 1931 at Morgan Academy Magazine Vol I no 3, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .29
    Morgan Academy First Rugby XV, October 1931, DGA back row, 5th from left
  • Ed Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article The School Orchestra.
    NOWHERE in School activities is there to be found a more enthusiastic or popular group of workers than in our School Orchestra, whose photograph we publish.
    Under the able conductorship of Miss H. M. Milne, L.R.A.M., this little band has gone from strength to strength, carrying off Festival honours and lending willing assistance to concerts and School functions.
    Their performances reached a high standard of excellence during last session, and showed evidences of tireless effort in rehearsing after the school day was over.
    It was with regret that School was obliged to say " Good-bye " at the end of June to several members of the orchestra, who, along with Miss Milne, had helped to build its reputation. Our good wishes follow them in their new activities, and our good wishes for continued success go to Miss Milne and those who rally round her in this valuable effort for the School. in November 1931 at Morgan Academy Magazine Vol I no 3, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .29
    MORGAN ACADEMY ORCHESTRA, Session 1930.31
    Back Row (Left to Right)—Roy Smith. Nan Warden. William Taylor. Dick Williams. Leonard Stewart. Wm. Woodcock. Herbert Walker. Muriel Forsyth. Norman Fenton.
    Second Row (Left to Right)—David Brown. George Rye. Hugh Moncur. Douglas Adamson (Secretary). Alex. Dryden. Wm. Armstrong. Jas. Millar.
    Front Row (Left to Right)--Mr E. G. McPherson. Mabel Flight. Joyce Johnston. Miss G. M. Stewart. Betty Lesslie, Miss H. M. Milne (Conductor). Winifred Davies. Dorothy Simpson. Lena McNicoll. Chrissie Gordon. Winifred Davidson.
    Seated in Front—Margaret Latto.
    Absentees—Jenny Cameron. Ruby Gills, Donald Webster. David Milne.
  • Ed Photograph*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and Margaret Barrie Fowler MA hons, teacher are in this photograph taken in 1932 at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , along with John Henry Prain medical practitioner.11
    Douglas Adamson 2nd back row, middle
    John Prain 2nd back row, 3rd from left
    Margaret Fowler 2nd front row, 4th from right
  • Education: Between 1932 and 1933 Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician was recognised when Airlie won the Championship seven out of eight times to the beginning of the second World War, the exception being 1932/33 when Cortachy won - due to the herculean efforts of Douglas Adamson - Rugby Captain, Sports Champion, and Science Medal winner.30
  • Education*: Between 1932 and 1933 Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and Margaret Barrie Fowler MA hons, teacher were appointed the First Boy Captain of Morgan Academy. The first Boy and Girl School Captains (Douglas Adamson and Margaret Fowler) were appointed in 1932/33, together with House Masters and Mistresses. There were also "unofficial" Boy House Captains for that year - William Anderson(Airlie), Douglas Adamson (Cortachy), Albert Graham (Glamis) and George Murray (Mains) but no Girl House Captains. The Boys' and Girls' Literary Societies presented the Trophy for the competition that year. Official Boy and Girl House Captains were first appointed in 1933/34. The Primary Department joined the system in 1933/34. House badges, designed by the Art Department, became available in 1934/35.
    For the first decade, the election of School and House Captains was in the hands of the House Masters and Mistresses, presumably with an input from the Rector. The Captains were chosen "for their moral qualities besides their scholastic achievements. Each must have a strong personality that will have an influence for good; each must be courteous to all, be ever willing to serve in a good cause, be jealously watchful over the fair name of our School - in short, must aim at becoming a perfect human being!"30
  • Ed Newspaper Article: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician was mentioned in a newspaper article Report : Rugby Football Club.
    Office-Bearers:—Hon. President, Dr. Leighton, O.B.E; President, Mr. I. W. Hendry; Vice-Pre- sidents, Messrs. Brough, Donald, Macdonald, and Stewart; Captain, Douglas G. Adamson; Vice-Captain, George Murray; Secretary, William P. Anderson.
    This season we have an excellent programme of matches for our 1st and 2nd XV's. There will also be fixtures for our 3rd XV and for the Junior XV. In addition to these, there will be the House-matches, two of which have already been contested in a fine spirit. The following are the results of the matches played this season:-
    Morgan Ady. 1st ...... 6 Perth Ady. 1st. ...... 20
    Morgan Ady. 1st ...... 6 Strathallan Sch. 2nd. 13
    Morgan Ady. 1st ...... 16 St. Andrew's Un. 4th 10
    Morgan Ady.     4t ...... 32 Perth Ady. 2nd     ...... 0
    Morgan Ady. 2nd     ...... 9 D. H. S. 2nd ...... ....... 0
    Morgan Ady. Junr. 28 D. H. S. Junior     ...... 0
    House Matches.
    Airlie.......     ......     3     Mains     ......     ......     ......0
    Cortachy...     ......21 Glamis     ......     ......     ... 13
    The 1st and 2nd XV 's have improved a great deal since last season, and have shown that they can hold their own with any other school. The 2nd XV have an unbeaten record so far, and their line has not yet been crossed.
    Fixture cards have now been printed in an attractive form, and can be obtained from Mr. Hendry or from the House Rugby Captains.
    I take this opportunity of thanking those members of the staff, especially House-Masters, for their enthusiastic co-operation this season.
    WILLIAM P. ANDERSON, Secretary. in February 1932 at Morgan Academy Magazine Vol II no 1, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .31
    DGA - back row - 5th from left
  • Ed Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article Exit The Football Club.
    THE present session will mark the end of the Association Football Club at Morgan Academy. This club, which has been in existence for some thirty years now, has for long been the premier secondary school club in Dundee and district.
    In the past few years it has produced many excellent footballers, and this session has proved no exception to the rule. The team is a very strong one, indeed, and though perhaps not approaching the particularly high standard of last year's XI. has given a very good account of itself in all the matches it has played.
    A feature of the season has been the marked success of the and XI., which, under the guidance of an enthusiastic captain and secretary, procured many fixtures and proved victorious in all but two or three.
    The introduction of Rugby in the majority of secondary schools in and around Dundee had, however, left the club with very few fixtures, and the opposition was becoming weaker with every passing year. The time was therefore ripe for the formation of a
    Rugby Club at Morgan Academy, and it is to be hoped that those who have done so well on the " soccer" field will devote their football skill and energy to the furthering of this club, which, though still in its infancy, has enjoyed a large measure of success this year.
    What has been our loss should be their gain, and it is with the wish that Rugby may long flourish in Morgan Academy that " soccer " makes its final exit.     W. D. in May 1932 at Morgan Academy Magazine Vol II no 2, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .32
    1931-32 1st XV Rugby
    Back Row - Mr I.W.Hendry, S.Anderson, H.E.Whyt. D.Milne, D.M.Crighton, A.R.Ramsay, C.L Macalister
    Middle Row - D.Bain, C.Gray, W.P.Anderson (Capt), D.G.Adamson, J.H.Prain, E.Chalmers
    Front Row - G.Murray, G.S.Fraser
  • Ed Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article MORGAN ACADEMY SPORTS
    TRIPLE SUCCESS FOR CORTACHY HOUSE
    Airlie House of Morgan Academy, Dundee, scored most points at the academy sports yesterday, and there was a rousing cheer as its blue and yellow banner was hoisted to the place of honour at the head of the flagstaft.
    The number of points gained was 135, and the number secured by the other houses were :-Mains, 104; Cortachy, 96: Glamis sp 55. Cortachy, however, carried off the boys senior and the girls' senior and junior individual championships.
    The champions were: - Senior boys Douglas Adamson (Cortachy), 18 points ...
    ...
    The prizes will be presented in the hall of the academy on Tuesday, June 28, by Mrs. Garnet D. Wilson
    ...
    SECONDARY SCHOOL
    ...
    Senior Events -100 Yards Flat Race - 1 W Duncan (11 3-5 sec ) 2 C. Menzies 3 D. Adamson. 220 Yard Flat Race-1 W. Duncan (27 sec), 2 D. Anderson, 3 C. Menzies. 440 Yards Fiat Race 1 D. Adamson (57 sec), 2 W. Anderson, 3 G. Rye. Half-Mile Race 1 D. Adamson (2 min. 16 sec). 2 G Rye. 3 D. Barne. Mile Race 1 W. Strachan (5 min 4 sec). 2 S.Honeyman. 3 G. Bowden. 120 Yards Hurdle Race - 1 W. Duncan 2 W. Anderson, 3 A. Ramsay. Putting the Shot 1 . J. Prain 28 ft. 7 1/2 in.), 2 equal A. Ramsay and N. Walker (27 ft 11 in). Pillow Fight Douglas Adamon Obstacle Race 1 J. Beat. 2 W. Marshall, 3 H Murray. Relay Race -1 Mains, 2 equal) Cortachy and Airlie.
    High Loap Senior 1 (equal) . Adamson Cortachy and Norman Walker (Mains), ?ft. 1 in. Intermediate - 1 R M'Intosh (Airlie). 4. ft. 5 in.: 2 (equal) A. Stewart and W. Smith (Airlie). Junior - Sidney Smith (Airlie). 4ft. Broad Jump Senior - 1 W Anderson (Airile), 18 lt. 1 in 2 John Best (Main): 3 D. Adamron (Cortachy). Intermediate - 1 W. Smith, 16 (ft 3 1/2 in). 2 A. Stewart. Junior Sidney Smith. 15 it. 7 in. on 16 June 1932 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .33
  • Ed Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article THE COURIER AND ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 1932.
    MORGAN ACADEMY MEDALLISTS
    Back (left to right)-William D. Taylor (intermediate dux), Nancy Nicholson (intermediate dux). John S. Baird (commercial dux), Olive W. Ord (teaching needlework), William A. Smith (junior sports). Dorothy Kidd (junior sports champion), Kenneth Strachan (Scottish song). Third row - R M'Intosh (senior swimming champion). Elizabeth R. Blair (art). James M. Ireland (singing). Allison Watts (Scottish song). Alexander Dryden (Latin). Winifred Vandore (English) James Allan (junior swimming champion). Second row - Douglas Dow (swiming, monthly medal), Margaret Christie (tennis), Charles Macalister (English essay and Leng essay). Isabelle Glen (biology), Charles R. W. Gray (dux mathematics, physics, and chemistry). Mary A. Williamson (senior sports champion, physical exercises), John W. Baxter (French, German), Douglas Adamson (senior sports champion); Front - Elizabeth Phillips (junior swimming championship equal),
    Marant Bell (junior swimming champion equal), Anne Philips (senor swimming champion). on 25 June 1932 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .34
  • Ed Newspaper Article: He and Margaret Barrie Fowler MA hons, teacher were mentioned in a newspaper article MORGAN PRIZES PRESENTED
    Lord Airlie Praises Dundee Efficiency
    The Earl of Airlie addressed the pupils of the Morgan Academy, Dundee, at the presentation of medals and prizes in the school hall yesterday.
    Lord Airlie said that his wife and he, every time they entered the city, were struck afresh by the amazing efficiency displayed in whatever its citizens took up.
    The wonderful results achieved in Morgan Academy were just one other proof of that efficiency.
    Lady Airlie presented the medals and prizes.
    Prior to this ceremony the gathering, under the chairmanship of Mr Garnet Wilson, listened to a delightful programme ...

    LEAVING CERTIFICATES ... Douglas G. Adamson ... Margaret B. Fowler ... on 1 July 1932 at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .35
  • Ed Newspaper Article*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician was mentioned in a newspaper article Rugby Report.
    This season has been a very successful one for the club. This year we entered the Midland Schools' Seven-a-Side Tournament for the first time, and our 1st team had an outstanding victory. The team was—D. G. Adamson, G. Murray, A. Ramsay, J. Prain, D. Crighton, J. Beat, and D. Graham.
    The 1st and 2nd XV.s have both done well.
          P. W. L. D. Points. A.
    I st XV. .. 14      8      5 1      177 108
    2nd XV. .. 9 6 2 1      114 36
    The Senior House Championship was won by Airlie and the Junior by Cortachy.
    The following players were " capped " D. G. Adamson, G. Murray, A. R. Ramsay,
    H. E. Whyte, J. H. Prain, and J. Beat.
    1st and 2nd XV. Colours were awarded to :-
    1st XV. Colours—D. G. Adamson, G. Murray, A. R. Ramsay, H. E. Whyte, W. P. Anderson, D. M. Crighton, J. H. Prain, D. Milne, S. Anderson, D. Graham, J. Adamson, J. Beat, R. Keddie, I. Smith, R. Mason.
    2nd XV. Colours—R. Brown, J. Fairley, R. McIntosh, T. Gray, H. Moncur, W. Kettles, D. Anderson, W. Smith, P. Aitken, R. Bell, J. Millar, R. Gair, A. McAra, A. Munro, D. Murray.
    On behalf of the members of the club, I take this opportunity of thanking those members of the staff who have devoted so much of their time to ensure the club's success.
    WILLIAM P. ANDERSON, Secretary. in June 1933 at Morgan Academy Magazine Vol III no 2, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .36
  • Ed Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and Margaret Barrie Fowler MA hons, teacher are in this photograph taken in June 1933 at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , Morgan Academy Medalists - newspaper photograph.12,37
    1933 Morgan Academy Medalists, DGA back row, fourth left (medals awarded for Physics, Chemistry, Sports-Senior)
    Back row left to right) -Samuel Honeyman (Art), Robert Gair (Sports-Junior). Harold Whyte (Mathematics). Douglas Adamson (Physics, Chemistry, Sports-Senior). Ian Leonard (Swimming-Senior). Alex. Robertson (Intermediate Dux).
    Third row-Dorothy Kidd (Swimming Senior). Hetty Stewart (Latin, Greek). Hilda Allan (Leng Medal). Mary Fenton (Intermediate Dux). Kathleen Lister (Intermediate Dux), Margaret Christie (Tennis), Hilda Goran (Sports-Junior). Elizabeth Phillins (Swimming Junior). Constance Drysdale (Singing).
    Second row-Marion Milne (Needlework), Isabella Scott (Commercial), Margaret Fowler (Dux, German, French). and David Dundas (Dux, English). who tied for the medal); Mary Williamson (Sports), Janet Graham (Gymnastics), Muriel Simpson (Teaching), Ruth Gray (Biology).
    Front row-William Bell (Leng Medal), James Allan (Swimming-Senior), John Watson (Swimming-Junior).
  • Ed Newspaper Article*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and Margaret Barrie Fowler MA hons, teacher were mentioned in a newspaper article U.C.D. BURSARY COMPETITION
    Order of Merit of Candidates
    The following is the order of merit of candidates in the open entrance bursary examination for University College, Dundee: -
    (1) Margaret Barrie Fowler, Morgan Academy
    ...
    (9) Douglas George Adamson, Morgan Academy on 10 June 1933.38
  • Ed Newspaper Article: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and Margaret Barrie Fowler MA hons, teacher were mentioned in a newspaper article UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS.
    RESIDENTIAL ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
    AND BURSARIES. AWARDS- JUNE 1933.
    ...

    ENTRANCE BURSARIES – ORDER OF MERIT.
    101 candidates entered for the competition. The following list contains the names of the first 30 competitors, arranged in order of merit (in addition to the subjects after-mentioned, each candidate wrote an English essay as part of the competition) -
    ...
    5. Margaret Barrie Fowler, Morgan Academy, Dundee (English, Latin, French, German)-(eligible for a Bursary at University College, Dundee).
    ...
    10. Douglas George Adamson, Morgan Academy, Dundee (English, mathematics, physics, chemistry) – Malcolm Medical Bursary of £40 for 5 years. on 24 June 1933.39
  • Ed Newspaper Article: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and Margaret Barrie Fowler MA hons, teacher were mentioned in a newspaper article DUNDEE ACADEMY
    SPORTS WINNERS The field sports prizes and the swimming gala prizes were presented to the successful competitors in the hall of the Morgan Academy. Dundee, yesterday afternoon, by Mrs John R. Cameron, wife of the director of education.
    Dr Alex. Leighton, rector, presided, and was accompanied on the platform by Mr and Mrs Cameron, Mr Durno, second master: Miss Bewick, lady superintendent; Douglas Adamson, head boy; and Margaret Fowler, head girl.
    After the presentation, the head boy, on behalf of the pupils, thanked Mrs Cameron. Mary Williamson, sports champion, presented her with a spray of roses. In acknowledging these gifts, Mrs Cameron expressed the pleasure she had in being present.
    Mr Cameron, in a brief address to the pupils, commended the house system. on 28 June 1933 at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .40
  • Ed Newspaper Article: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and Margaret Barrie Fowler MA hons, teacher were mentioned in a newspaper article MORGAN ACADEMY
    PRIZE-GIVING " Buy up your opportunities," was the message of Rev. T. & Taylor to the pupils of the Morgan Academy.
    Mr Garnet Wilson, convener of the Education Committee, presided.
    Mr Taylor said that those coming back to school would have lots of opportunities, and he advised them not to throw them away, but to try to buy them up. To those going to the university he said, "Don't lose time sitting down to make up your mind what opportunity you are going to grasp. Those who were going out into the world to find posts he advised to seize their opportunities, buy them up, and make the most of what they had.
    Owing to the unavoidable absence of Mrs T. S. Taylor, Miss Taylor presented the medals and prizes.
    Dr Leighton, the rector, remarked that they were in the unusual position of having a boy and girl equal for the dux medal, but they were able to give esch a medal through the added kindness of the Corporation of Dundee,
    The Prize-List
    House Championship trophy presented by Boys' and Girls Literary Societien) - Cortachy
    Dux Medal presented by Dundee Corporation) David A Dundas, Margaret B. Fowler (equal)
    ...
    French presented by Armitated Trustens) Margaret Fowler.
    ...
    British Association Medals - ... Physics and theme Douglas G. Adamaon.
    ...
    Medal for German presented by Dr Robert Miller)-Margaret B. Fowler
    ...
    Sports Champion ships ... Boys Senior-Douglas G. Adamson
    ...
    Rugby Football- Caps were awarded to Douglas Adamson... John Prain
    ...
    Miss Taylor received a beautiful bunch of pink carnations at the hands of Miss Margaret Fowler, the dux.
    A Record Dr Leighton remarked that 70 candidates had gained the leaving certificate, while four results had still to come. At any rate, 70 was a record in the school's history.
    A musical programme was sustained by the pupils. Solos were given by William Bell and Constance Drysdale. Quartettes were rendered by Alison Watts, Muriel Forsythe, James Ireland, and John Calligan. Miss H. M. Milne was conductor of the choir, and the accompanists were Miss Isobel Archer and Miss Evelyn Reid. Senior I. girls, under Miss Chalmers, gave two verse speaking numbers.
    Votes of thanks were proposed by Councillor D. R. Kidd und Very Rev. Dean Jobberns, while an innovation was made when Miss Fowler, in a neat little speech, thanked the school staff. on 30 June 1933.41
  • Education: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician was educated on 3 October 1933 at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, ; List of Medical Students Registered During the year 1933.
    Name Adamson, Dougals George
    Preliminary Examination in Art, with Date Thereof Scot. Ed. Dept. Mar 1932
    Pre-registration Examinationin Elementary Science, with Date Thereof U. St. And, Mar 1933
    Date and Place of Registration Oct 11, Scotland
    Place and Date of commencement of Medical Study, as certified by an Official of a University, School of Medicine, or recognised Teaching Institution U. St. And. Oct 3.42
  • Ed Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken circa 1935 at St Andrews University, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, , Rugby team.12
    about 1935 St Andrews University Rugby XV - DGA - front row - centre with ball at feet
  • Ed Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken in 1935 at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, along with Myra Haxton 2nd right in this photo. This is the Bute Medical Crew in the Boat Race, St Andrews 1935.12
    Bute Medical Crew in Boat Race, St Andrews 1935
    Gentlemen L-R : Somebody, Fishy Hodgson, John Ward, Duggie Adamson (2nd right), Ron Morris (far right)
    In front : Myra Haxton (cox)
  • Education*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician was educated on 11 June 1936; ST ANDREWS 'VARSITY PASSES
    Degree Examinations
    The following results of degree examinations at St Andrews University were announced yesterday :
    ...
    THIRD M.B., Ch.B. EXAMINATION ...
    Materia Medica :-Douglas G. Adamson... John H. Prain... George H. Smith.43
  • Education: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician was educated on 12 June 1936; ST ANDREWS 'VARSITY
    PASSES Degree Examinations
    The following results of degree examina tions at St Andrews University were announced yesterday
    ...
    THIRD M.B., Ch.B. EXAMINATION.
    The following candidates have passed in pathology-Douglas Adamson... John H. Prain... George H. Smith (with merit.)44
  • Education: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician was educated on 13 June 1936; THIRD M.B. Ch.B. EXAMINATION.
    The following candidates have passed in Materia Medica:
    Douglas G. Adamson... John H. Prain... George H. Smith
    ...
    The following have passed in Pathology -
    Douglas G. Adamson... John H. Prain ... George H. Smith (with merit.)45
  • Education: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician was educated on 15 June 1936; DEGREE EXAMS RESULTS
    St Andrews University
    Passes Results of degree examinations of St Andrews University are announced as follow :
    ...
    Third M.B., Ch.B. The following candidates have passed in bacteriology :-Douglas G. Adamson... John H Prain... George H. Smith.46
  • Education: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician was educated on 20 June 1936; THIRD M.B., Ch.B. EXAMINATION.
    ...
    Bacteriology-The following candidatos have passed - Douglas G. Adamson... John H. Prain... George H. Smith.47
  • Graduation*: He graduated on 30 June 1938 at Younger Hall, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, .12
  • Ed Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken on 30 June 1938 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .12
  • Graduation: He graduated on 5 July 1938 at The Medical Register of 1951, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, ; MBChB University St Andrews; MRCP Lond 1948; 20 East Haddon Road, Dundee.48
  • Graduation: He graduated on 4 July 1952 at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, ; graduated MD.

Military Service

  • Military Service*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with St Andrews University Officer Training Corps between 1933 and 1937 held rank of Corporal.49
  • Milt Photograph*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken on 11 July 1936 along with Major William Morton MacKay Dundee contingent of St Andrews University O.T.C., led by Major W.M. Mackay, M.C., on their way to the station at Dundee to-day. They are camping at Blair Atholl.
    (DGA thought to be 2nd left on 1st row of formation.)50
  • Military Service*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps between 1939 and 1945 First Name: DG
    Surname: Adamson
    Nationality: British
    Rank: Temporary Major
    Service Number: 107664
    Gallantry Awards: Mentioned in Despatches This is the lowest form of recognition that was announced. The Mention in Despatches (M.I.D.) for a Soldier is not an award of a medal, but is a commendation of an act of gallantry or service. D G Adamson’s name would appear in the official report written by a Superior Officer and sent to the high command, in which is described the Soldier's gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy. This despatch is published in the London Gazette newspaper of the State, which has existed since 1665 and is still published today.
    The phrase “Mentioned in Despatches” was used for the first time in a newspaper article by Winston Churchill on 6th October 1898. From the time of the Boer War, the Despatches were published in full or in part.
    During World War One the citations published in the London Gazette did not usually give details of the place and date of the action for which awarded for security reasons. For most of these you need details from the War Office copy of the gazette. This can enable a search of the unit War Diary which will give a broader picture of the action for which D G Adamson was awarded the M.I.D. In general no recommendations for Mention in Despatches survive for the army during WW1.
    A soldier could be mentioned in despatches more than once and in 1919 Army Order 166/1919 confirmed that individuals mentioned would receive a certificate, this included all British forces and Commonwealth Countries.
    In 1920 the Army Order authorised the issue of an oak leafemblem decoration to be pinned or sewn diagonally on to the ‘Victory’ medal ribbon. If no campaign medal is awarded, the oak leaf is worn on the left breast of the dress uniform. This would signify that D G Adamson had been ‘Mentioned in Despatches’.
    Gazette Info: http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37184/supplements/3752
    Gazette Date: 19/07/1945
    Gazette Page: 3752
    Duty Location: Burma.51
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps between 1939 and 1945 First Name: DG
    Initials: DG
    Surname: Adamson
    Nationality:
    Information: Regular Army Emergency Commission.
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Rank (2nd): War Substantive Capt
    Service: British Army
    Regiment: Roval Army Medical C
    Royal Army Medical Corps during World War 2
    More information about Royal Army Medical Corps
    Formed: 1898
    The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is a specialist corps in the British Army which provides medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and in peace. Together with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corps and Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, the RAMC forms the British Army's essential Army Medical Services.
    The RAMC does not carry a Regimental Colour or Queen's Colour, although it has a Regimental Flag. Nor does it have battle honours, as elements of the corps have been present in almost every single war the army has fought. Because it is not a fighting arm, under the Geneva Conventions, members of the RAMC may only use their weapons for self-defence. For this reason, there are two traditions that the RAMC perform when on parade. Officers do not draw their swords - instead they hold their scabbard with their left hand while saluting with their right.
    Other Ranks do not fix bayonets.
    Unlike medical officers in some other countries, medical officers in the RAMC (and the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force) do not use the "Dr" prefix, in parentheses or otherwise, but only their rank, although they may be addressed informally as "Doctor".52
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 7 November 1939 at Newcastle, England, , appointed Lieutenant RAMC.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 7 November 1939 Supplement to the London Gazette Friday 1st December 1939; Regular Army Reserve of Officers, Emergency Commissions, Royal Army Medical Corps. The undermentioned to be Lts. :- 7th November 1939 :- Douglas George Adamson, M.B. (107664).54,55
  • Military Service*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Artillery on 7 November 1939 at Newcastle, England, , Attached RMO [Regimental Medical Officer] 64th AA [probably Anti-Aircraft] Regt RA [Royal Artillery].53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Artillery on 11 November 1939 at Sunderland, England, , Attached RMO [Regimental Medical Officer] 63rd AA [probably Anti-Aircraft] Regt RA [Royal Artillery].53
  • Military Service*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Engineers on 7 December 1939 at Hamsterley Hall, Hamsterly, Co Durham, England, , Attached RMO [Regimental Medical Officer] 348 Coy 37 AA [probably Anti-Aircraft] Bn [Battallion] RE [Royal Engineers]

    After enlisting, and a couple of weeks each as Attached Regimental Medical Officer with the 64th Royal Artillery (in Newcastle) and 63rd Royal Artillery in Sunderland, Douglas was posted as Attached RMO to 348 Company 37 AA Battalion Royal Engineers at Hamsterley in County Durham.

    The winter of 1939-40 was one of the most severe of the 20th century with record low temperatures adn snowfalls, especially January 26-29, 1940.53,56
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 9 March 1940 at Chepstow, Monouthshire, Wales, , was posted to 207th Field Ambulance from 7th AA [probably Anti-Aircraft] Divl Coy [Divisional Company] RAMC [Royal Army Medical Corps]

    Author of the 207 Welsh Field Ambulance Diaries is Lt Col J A C Kidd RAMC. Research shows him to be John Armstrong Crozier Kidd who qualified MB, aged about 47 at this time, married to Phyllis in India and served in the 1914-18 conflict.

    22 February 1940, JAC Kidd describes taking command of the 207 Field Ambulance, also being in charge of 208 and 209 FA. All were to be headquartered at Drill Hall Chepstow.

    Over the next few days, various others visit or arrive to take up their posts. Billet suggestions are recorded and it is noted that no officers' billets are available.53,57
  • Military Service*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the 207 (Welsh) Field Ambulance on 12 March 1940 at Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, , war diary states Lieutenant D G Adamson RAMC reported for duty.

    Prior to Douglas' arrival the commanding officer had a struggle to get provisions from Cardiff and transport to bring all that was needed to Chepstow. One lorry broke a big end, but was replaced by County Motors, Hereford, who was the contractor.

    Very shortly after this, about 150 more personnel started arriving, to add to the various cooks and drivers already there. The men were billetted in the Church Hall, the Congregational Hall and the Drill Hall.

    Great coats, boots, denim clothing and 'necessaries' arrived from Cardiff, along with another 2 trucks.

    Most of the men who had been temporarily billetted in the Drill Hall were distributed to the Oddfellows Hall, Cooperative Hall, Baptist Hall, a dance Hall in Bridge Street, leaving only 30 men in the Drill Hall.

    A couple of days later, the men were issued with battle suits, shirts, socks and underpants which had arrived from Cardiff.

    Once stretchers had been received, stretcher drill was added to the training programme. Easter leave was organised for some, various Other Ranks were hospitalised at Newport and terated or operated on, returning fairly swiftly to the unit.58
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the 207 (Welsh) Field Ambulance on 2 April 1940 at Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, , Major M S Kohane, Lieutenant D G Adamson and 135 other ranks proceeded by train to Newport; 1 other rank by train as advance party, 9 other ranks by road baggage party. Total 145 other ranks. All this party accommodated at Embarkation Rest Camp.

    Over the next few days, other Officers arrived from or departed for various places, including the arrival of 3 NCOs as drill instructors. The men were examined medically so they could be sorted into categories. Men continued to be admitted and discharges from hospital.

    On April 20th it is recorded that Personnel of 207(W) Field Ambulance at Drilll Hall Chepstow marched to the Race Course Stables Chepstow for accommodation on the loose boxes. They were joined there by personnell of the 207 (W) FA who had been at Newport.59
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the 207 (Welsh) Field Ambulance on 13 May 1940 at Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, , Lieut. D G Adamson and 1 other rank proceeded to Tregantle for a course of instrtuction at the Army Gas School.60
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the 207 (Welsh) Field Ambulance on 31 May 1940 at Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, , Lieut. D G Adamson and 1 other rank returned from a gas course at Tregantle.60
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the 207 (Welsh) Field Ambulance in June 1940 at Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, , the unit has moved to Porthcawl.60
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the 207 (Welsh) Field Ambulance on 18 July 1940 at Miskin Manor, Pontyclun, Llantrisant, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, , the unit has moved to Miskin Manor at Pontyclun.60
  • Military Service*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 7 November 1940 Regular Army Emergency Commission from Captain to Lieutenant.61,62
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 27 November 1940 at Worplesdon, Tidworth, England, , Posted to no 13 General Hospital, Tidworth.53
  • Military Service*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician met with Archibald Hall Ford circa 1941 at Africa, , at a port. Archibald took Douglas around.63
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 6 February 1941 at Gourock, Scotland, , Embarked for Overseas service in "Middle East."53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 11 March 1941 at Suez, Egypt, , Disembarked for Service With Middle East Forces. No 13 General Hospital.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps between 22 March 1941 and 10 April 1941 at Egypt, , Admitted 15 Gen Hosp 22.3.41 disch hosp & TOS [taken on service]. Placed on Xii list for period. Dated 10.4.41
    Memo
    X Lists, 1939-1945
    Almost without exception, Second World War army service records contain numerous references to the ‘X Lists’. The X Lists recorded personnel who were absent from their regular units for one reason or another.
    The X (ii) LIST comprises all ranks evacuated on medical grounds beyond Regimental First Aid Post. Personnel so evacuated cease to be on the effective strength of their units. Temporary or acting rank will be relinquished 28 days after being so transferred to X (ii) list. Personnel remain in X (ii) list until they are classified as fit for posting when they are transferred to the X (iv) list of their corps and marched out to the appropriate training depot, or until discharged by a medical unit direct to their original units.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps between 15 June 1941 and 20 June 1941 at Egypt, , Admitted Hosp. Placed on Xii list 15.6.41. Dish hosp SO [probably SEnior Officer] Xii list & TOS [Taken on Service] Dated 20.6.41
    Memo see X Lists information in previous entry.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 24 July 1941 at Egypt, , Posted to HQ Canal South Sub-Area. Posted for duty from 13 Gen Hosp.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 24 July 1941 at Egypt, , Proc [proceed?] on T/D [Temporary Duties] to 9 BAD [Base Ammunition Depot]. Posted ... from X(iv) list section 17.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 16 August 1941 at Egypt, , Admitted Hosp SO X(i) list and placed on X(ii) list.
    Memo
    X Lists described as previously.
    The X (i) LIST comprises all ranks posted to fill vacancies in authorised War Establishments of a Headquarters or an extra-regimental unit (such as a base depot, school etc.) An officer placed in X (i) list will be seconded.
    The X (ii) LIST as before.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 14 October 1941 at Egypt, , Discharged 19 General Hospital, removed from X(ii) list and placed on X(i) list.
    Memo
    X Lists described as previously.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps between 14 October 1941 and 27 October 1941 at Egypt, , Granted sick leave for the period 14/10/41 to 27/10/41.53
  • Milt Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken in April 1942 at Aleppo, Syria, , and friend attempting to look like sheiks at the native bazaar.12
  • Milt Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken in May 1942 at No 1 Malaria Field Laboratory, Iraq.12
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 20 May 1942 at Egypt, , Posted to 1 Mal Fd Lab.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps from 28 June 1942 to 31 July 1942 at Egypt, , Classified as Specialist Malariologist wef 17.10.42.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 9 August 1942 at Middle East, , Malaria Survey attd to, from no 1 Mal Fld Laby 9-24/8/42.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 17 October 1942 at Egypt, , Classified as Specialist Malariologist.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 20 October 1942 at Iraq, , Authority Troopers Cable no 01872/AMD 1 of.53
  • Milt Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken in 1943 at No 1 Malaria Field Laboratory, Iraq.12
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 17 January 1943 Regular Army Emergency Commission from Lieutenant to Major.64,65
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 28 March 1943 at Paiforce, Iraq, Att [attached] to DDMS [Deputy Director Medical Services] 21 Corps as Malariologist, from no 1 Malaria Fld Lab.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 15 June 1943 at Paiforce, Iraq, CTBA [ceased to be attached] DDMS [Deputy Director Medical Services] 21 Corps.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with an unknown person in August 1943 at Baghdad, Iraq, , Baghdad, August 1943. "Major Adamson ... was also sent by GHQ to investigate malaria at the Iraqi Royal Summer Palace, Salahuddin, after the King's governess got malaria." The boy King Faisal of Iraq was only 8 years old. The last King of Iraq, he was assassinated in 1958 at the age of only 23. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faisal_II_of_Iraq.66,67
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps between 6 August 1943 and 21 August 1943 at Paiforce, Iraq, Att 21(9) corps.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 15 October 1943 at Paiforce, Iraq, Embarked for India and SOS [struck off service] Paiforce.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 25 October 1943 at India, , Disembarked India.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps between 13 November 1943 and 16 November 1943 at Bombay, India, , Proceed to Bombay for T/Duty [Temporary Duty] for period from 13/11/43 to 16/11/43.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 16 December 1943 at India, , Granted 2 days Casual Leave period 16-17/12/1943.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 31 December 1943 at India, , Posted to 14 Ind Div [14th Indian Division] for P/Duty [Permanent Duty] as ADMS [Assistant Director Medical Services] SOS [Struck off Strength] & placed on X9(i) list
    Memo
    X Lists - see above.53
  • Milt Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken in 1944 at No 1 Malaria Field Laboratory, Iraq.12
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 22 February 1944 at India, , Entered concessional area we'f [with effect] 22/2/44.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps between 6 March 1944 and 11 September 1944 at India, , Evacuated to 14 BOH [??] TOS [Taken off strength] X(ii) list & SOS [Struck off Strength] 1 Malaria Fld Amb.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps between 9 March 1944 and 20 April 1944 at India, , Proceeded to 15 15 Corps T/Duty [temporary duty] for period 9th/15th Mar.53
  • Milt Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken in April 1944 at Poona, India, , stationed.12
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 28 August 1944 at India, , Granted 28 days leave on med list wef [with effect from].53
  • Milt Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken in September 1944 at Sind Valley, Kashmir, Pakistan, , and a friend took a fishing trip.12
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 24 October 1944 at India, , Retained unit on expiry of sick leave wef.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 28 October 1944 at HQ 14th Army, Burma, Reported arrival to this HQ from No 1 Malaria Fd Amb.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 31 October 1944 at HQ 14th Army, Burma, Posted to HQ 14th Army for P/Duty [permanent duty] as ADM [Assistant Director of Medical (Services)], from No 1 Malaria Fld LAb.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 8 November 1944 at HQ 14th Army, Burma, Assumed appt of DADM [Deputy Assistant Director of Medical (Services)].53
    'Harley Street'
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 8 February 1945 Regular Army Emergency Commission to Major.68
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 14 March 1945 at HQ 14th Army, Burma, Proceeded to port of embarkation for repat to UK wef.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 10 April 1945 at HQ 14th Army, Burma, Emb Bombay Repat UK.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 17 June 1945 at UK, , Posted to 177 Fld Amb.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 27 June 1945 at UK, , Disembarked UK. WOCC1 27.6.45.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 26 July 1945 at UK, , S/S No 1 Depot. Posted from 177 Fld Amb.53
  • Milt Photograph: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician is in this photograph taken in August 1945 at Berlin, Germany, , along with James Kinnear Adamson MA 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
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 15 August 1945 at Western Europe, , RHNNZ - NWE [North West Europe].53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 16 August 1945 at North West Europe, , Emb UK & ToS [Taken on Service] 53 RHU [Reinforcement Holding Unit].53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 20 August 1945 at North West Europe, , Posted to 175 Fld Amb. Posted from 53 RHU [Reinforcement Holding Unit].53
  • 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
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 25 October 1945 at North West Europe, , Posted from 175 Fld Amb.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 26 October 1945 at North West Europe, , Posted to 156 Fld Amb.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 19 December 1945 at North West Europe, , SoS [Struck off Service] to X8a list Class A Release.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 21 December 1945 at UK, , Date of Disembarkation.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 22 December 1945 at UK, , Struck Off Unit Strength.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 22 December 1945 at North West Europe, , Emb NWE [North West Europe] & SOS.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps from 23 December 1945 to 9 April 1946 at 20 East Haddon Road, Dundee, Scotland, , Period of Release Leave.53
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 10 April 1946 at UK, , Date of Release.53
  • Military Service*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician was mentioned in an article in March 1951 ANOPHELES AND MALARIA IN THE NEAR EAST
    (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Memoir 7)
    By H. S. LEESON, F.R.E.S., W. H. R. LUMSDEN, B.Sc., M.B., Ch.B., D.T.M. & H., J. YOFE, M.D., D.T.M., and T. T. MACAN, M.A.,Ph.D., F.R.E.S. Pp. xii + 223, with 73 illustrations. London: H. K. Lewis. 1950. 35s.
    This memoir is definitely one for the malariologist and for the health authorities of the countries concerned. It is divided into three parts-Part I Syria and Lebanon by H. S. Leeson, Part II Transjordan, Palestine and Syria by W. H. R. Lumsden and J. Yofe, Part III Iraq and North Persia by T. T. Macan.
    The book owes its genesis to World War II, when the Allies were faced with the potent'al threat of German invasion through Turkey and a malarial survey was necessary throughout this tactical area to decide on the location of troops. Fortunately this attack never materialized, and all the labour of constructing enormous tank traps and aeroplane landing grounds was wasted; all that is left of man's effort being rusty tins and derelict trenches. Out of this desolation, however, has arisen this Memoir, and it will remain of permanent value to all concerned in the physical welfare of the inhabitants, whether temporary or permanent, of these regions.
    The authors are to be congratulated on their infinite hard work under exacting conditions, and their monument is this Memoir. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine must be congratulated on rescuing a valuable monograph on anopheles which would otherwise have remained buried in the archives of the War Office. T.C.M.69
  • Military Service: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 1 July 1959 at UK, , Relinquished Commission, Authority LG(S) 3rd July 1959.53

Notes

  • (Witness) Note for Web: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and John Henry Prain medical practitioner were mentioned with Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister and Joan Russell Taylor. John Prain was in the same class as Douglas Adamson at Morgan Academy Dundee. Douglas Adamson married Catherine Nicolson Miller who is a third cousin once removed to Joan Taylor, John Prain's wife. This relationship was only discovered in December 2006 when the family tree was being complied and Kay (Catherine) Adamson made the connection.70
  • (Witness) Note for Web: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and James Kinnear Adamson teacher and David Kinnear Adamson was mentioned with Agnes Burnet Stewart Adamson after 8 February 1935. When she died, left money to her nephews (her brother David's sons) James Kinnear Adamson and David Adamson. Or was it to her great nephews (sons of James Kinnear Adamson)? Douglas George Adamson - he would have been about 20 and at St Andrews University - bought (or was given?) a microscope.71
  • Note for Web*: John Prain was in the same class as Douglas Adamson at Morgan Academy Dundee. Douglas Adamson married Catherine Nicolson Miller who is a third cousin once removed to Joan Taylor, John Prain's wife. This relationship was only discovered in December 2006 when the family tree was being complied and Kay (Catherine) Adamson made the connection in December 2006.72
  • (Witness) History: Property.73,74

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    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: 1943 October - Part 1
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    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: 1944 October - Part 1
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    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
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Adamson, David c1765 descendants
Anderson, John c1733 descendants
Beattie, Mary s1730 descendants
Brady, Catherine c1827 descendants
Bruce, Elizabeth c1733 descendants
Burnet, Alexander c1768 descendants
Carson, Jane c 1780 descendants
Carson, Jane c 1790 descendants
Clark, Helen c 1769 descendants
Conway, Hugh c 1780 descendants
Crighton, John c 1731 descendants
Croyl, George c 1700 descendants
Doughtie, William c1700 descendants
Fisher, Charles c1765 descendants
Foord, Thomas c1717/18 descendants
Galloway, Rebecca c1720 descendants
Geddes, Janet c1745 descendants
Gibson, Alexander c1750 descendants
Grant, John c1745 descendants
Hall, Jannet c1770 descendants
Henderson, Andrew c1768 descendants
Hill, Margaret c1764 descendants
Hume, John c1735 descendants
Jarren, Jannet c1717/18 descendants
Key, George c1770 descendants
Kinloch, Thomas c1703 descendants
Kinnear, Charles c1740 descendants
Law, Alexander c1740 descendants
Mackie, Janet c1804 descendants
Maitland, Agnes c1766 descendants
Mathew, Margaret c1740 descendants
Matthew, James c1765 descendants
McConnell, Helen c1765 descendants
McKenzie, Robert c1770 descendants
McLeish, James c1735 descendants
McWilliam, William c1765 descendants
Mennons, John c1720 descendants
Miller, Patrick/Peter c1749 descendants
Milne, James c1765 descendants
Mitchell, Agnes c1729/30 descendants
Myres, John c1790 descendants
Napier, William 1727 descendants
Neave, James c1756 descendants
Nicolson, John c1765 descendants
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Pollock, Marion c1770 descendants
Reilly, Mary c1805 descendants
Richie, Agnes c1700 descendants
Robertson, David c1740 descendants
Scott, David c1785 descendants
Simson, John c1755 descendants
Spense, Margaret c1703 descendants
Stark, Jean c1755 descendants
Stephen, Janet c1750 descendants
Steven, Elizabeth c1751/52 descendants
Stewart, Jane c1785 descendants
Strang, Agnes c1768 descendants
Stirling, David c1729/30 descendants
Strang, Agnes c1768 descendants
Tait, Andrew s1670 descendants
Urquhartson, Elisabeth s1735 descendants
Wallace, Janet c1752 descendants
Waugh, James c1790 descendants
Worrel, John c1765 descendants
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