Thom's Irish Who's Who/Adam, Major W. Augustus


ADAM, Major W. Augustus, M.A. (T.C.D.), 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers; Senior Moderator and Gold Medallist in Modern Languages and Literature, T.C.D.; graduate of the Staff College; Interpreter, Russian, French, Hindostani, etc.; Barrister Inner Temple; Major, 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers; served in South African campaign, 1899-1902; defence of Ladysmith (two medals, six clasps); special service in Japan, 1903-5; contested Woolwich, 1906; General Staff Officer, War Office, 1907-10; M.P. (U.) Woolwich, Jan., 1910, to Dec, 1910; served in European War, 1914-17; retired, 1917. Pubns Rus Divinum, 1900; Horæ Fugaces, 1902; The Lonely Way, 1903; How the Loafer's Bred, 1903; Japanese Conversation in Six Months, 1905; 250 Thoughts, 1906; Rus Divinum and Other Poems (2nd edition), 1910. Recns.: rowing, polo, travelling, tennis, literature, etc. Eldest son of Rev. B. W. Adams, D.D.; resumed old family name of Adam, 1307; b. at Dublin, 1865: m. 1912, Lady Antouia Lillian Maude, dau. of late Earl de Montalt. Club: Carlton.