John Macadam

Essex Regiment
Date of death 
18 August 1915
31 The Drive
Address source 
1911 Census
Cemetery / Memorial 
Turkey (including Gallipoli)

Elder son of Mr and Mrs J. H. Macadam of Aldborough Hall, Ilford. Born in Edinburgh in 1892 and came with his parents to London in 1896. After scholastic training at the City of London School he passed the London Matriculation Examinations, and was enrolled as a student at St Bartholomew's Hospital. On the suggestion of Dr Aitken he took up a commission in the 4th Battalion Essex Regiment (T.F.) and was attached to the Ilford, company. When war broke out the regiment was in camp, and for about a year at various places on the East Coast. In July, 1915, it was sent to the East, and landed at Suvla Bay. Whilst sitting with Captain Gowan and other officers a Turkish shell exploded and several officers were killed. Lieutenant Macadam was severely wounded, and died shortly afterwards, on August 18, a few dates after his twenty-third birthday.

Reproduced from Ilford Scottish Association book of Remembrance (a book of Remembrance for soldiers who fought in the First World War produced by Ilford Scottish Association c.1920)