Robert Adamson

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Tamworth branch

Died: 26 May 1915


Robert William Adamson was born in Durham in 1873, the son of John Adamson, a corn merchant, and his wife Annie. He was educated at Durham School. He and his brother Charles both played rugby for County Durham.


In September 1894 Adamson took a job as a clerk at Tunstall branch of National Provincial Bank of England. In April 1907 he moved to Sunderland branch as pro cashier, and in December 1910 he was appointed cashier at Newcastle upon Tyne branch. In July 1914 he was appointed accountant at Tamworth branch.


In about 1899 Adamson married his wife, Florrie. They had a son and two daughters together.


During the First World War Adamson served as a Second Lieutenant in the Durham Light Infantry. He was killed in action in Flanders on 26 May 1915, when he was about 42 years old. His younger brother Charles was also killed in the war.

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Keith Gregson March 27 2015 7:23AM

I am researching 250 members of Sunderland Cricket and (Rugby) Football Club who served in the First World War. Robert was one of them. He died during the Second Battle of Ypres in May 1915 alongside nine other club members who served in the local territorial 1/7 Durham Light Infantry -