Henry Bardell Adamson, born in Foleshill, Warwickshire on 14 December 1881, the eldest son of the Rev James Bardell Adamson and the late Sarah Sibyl Adamson of 4 Claremont Buildings, Shrewsbury. The Rev Bardell was vicar of Burleydam, Cheshire between 1888 and 1915 and is buried with his wife in the churchyard.
Henry attended Marlborough College, gaining a place to study classics at Selwyn College, Cambridge, being awarded both a BA and MA. After he left Selwyn College, he taught classics at Solihull Grammar School, followed by a position at Aldenham School from whence he joined up and left for the front.
Henry is commemorated on the memorials at Solihull School, Marlborough College and Aldenham School as well as Burleydam. He is also commemorated on the gravestone of his parents’ grave in Burleydam churchyard.
Regiment : 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
Rank : Captain
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Died of wounds; France 30 October 1916 Aged 34