Major Frederick Loch Adam M V O


Boer War



Died 31 Mar 1907 at age 42 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. At time of death he was Military Secretary to the Viceroy and Governor General of India, The Earl of Minto.

Frederick was a career army officer, and joined the prestigious Scots Guards regiment as a junior officer. He saw service in various parts of the British Empire, including the Boer War in South Africa. He rose through the ranks, becoming lieutenant, then captain, then major - and finally, lieutenant-colonel.

In 1906, at the advanced age of forty-one, in he made a fine marriage with the Hon. Lilian Claire Baring, daughter of Lord Ashburton. Tragically, he was dead within a year - victim of Empire, though whether disease, accident or a mutinous sepoy will have to be discovered. His burial is not recorded in the India Office, so it may well be that his remains were returned to his family in Britain; there is a memorial to him in the family grave in Cleish, Kinrossshire, Scotland
Born Jun 1864 in Hampton, Middlesex, England
Son of William Patrick Adam and Emily Eliza (Wyllie) Adam
Brother of Charles Elphinstone Adam Bt., William Keith Adam, Clementina Mary Adam, Emily Elizabeth (Adam) Ferrie and Constance Marion (Adam) Hopwood
Husband of Lilian Theresa Claire (Baring) Adam — married 1906 (to 1907) in Westminster, London, England


Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
India The Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001, India Christ Church Shimla Boer War
Frederick Adam 31-3-1907 View

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