Contributed by: Graham McLaren, on 2008-11-07
|Year of Birth||1890|
|Year of Death||1918|
|Regiment||King's Own Scottish Borderers|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Perth, Perth and Kinross|
While serving with the K.O.S.B. as part of the Expeditionary Force in France during the First World War, Edmund was killed in action on 15th April 1918. He was commemorated on a plaque (since moved to the British Legion Club) at the building previously occupied by the City of Perth Co-op, in Scott Street. He is also listed in the Scottish War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle, page 11 of the K.O.S.B. Roll of Honour, which reads: Adams, Edmund PTE 44100, Born Perth. Killed in action, France And Flanders 15-4-1918. Formerly 2308 H.C. (Highland Cyclists) Bn.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission provided the following information: Private Edmund Adams, 44100, 2nd Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borders died on 15th April 1918, age 27. After the war his grave was among those the Army Graves Service were unable to trace and he is therefore commemorated by name on panel five of the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
We have visited this memorial several times and always find it a moving experience.