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Thomas Adam

17897 Private

12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, 106th Brigade, 35th Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: Killed in Action 30 September 1918

Buried: Aeroplane Cemetery, Potijze. Plot VII.A.21

Family history: Thomas was the son of James and Elizabeth Wilson Adam, of Polmontside Square, Polmont, Stirlingshire. Native of Glasgow.

The Action leading to his death

The 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry were engaged in the advance towards the town of Wervik and were involved in heavy fighting suffering a large number of casualties. The War Diary entry puts this down to the lack of artillery support.

At 06.15 on 30 September 1918 the Battalion advanced between the towns of Zandvoorde and Ten Brielen. On the right of the 18th HLI with the 15th Cheshire’s being in right support and the 17th Royal Scots being in left support and with a view to enveloping the town of Wervick. It was during this attack that Thomas Adam was killed.

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