World War 1 (1914 - 1918)


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James McAdam (Gilmour)

Service: Army
Unit: Highland Light Infantry 9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion (Territorial).
Originally with Queens Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry (No.3158)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 350652

James McAdam Gilmour was born in 1898 in Newton Mearns, son of William McAdam Gilmour and Jane Blue who married in Mearns on 27 February 1885. William was employed at that time as journeyman joiner and Jane as a bleachfield worker. The family lived in Main Street, Newton Mearns until moving to Hutchesontown, Glasgow prior to the 1901 Census when the family surname is recorded as McAdam. The family is back in Newton Mearns by 1902 and the 1911 Census has William McAdam Gilmour and family living in Manse Lane.

James McAdam was killed aged 22 [sic] in France on 29 September 1918 and is buried in Targelle Ravine British cemetery, Villers-Guislain, France - Grave reference A17.

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