Lived at Estcourt, Kilmacolm. Graduate of Glasgow University. Son of John F Adams of James Adams & Co, Tradeston Saw Mills. David Rutherford Adams was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1887, the son of a timber merchant. He attended Glasgow University as a medical student between 1904 and 1910, where he met and formed a lifelong friendship with fellow medical student Osborne Henry Mavor (James Bridie). He married an Isabella and had a son John Campbell Strathie Adams. Died aged 40 in 1927. Worked in Torbay on his return.
Seniority date 4/7/17.
Served in Salonica and Italian Fronts.
NLS Acc.9887: no. 17 C. 10 letters of and to O H Mavor (‘James Bridie’) on active services during the First World War 1914-1918. NLS Acc.12889: Journal, 1916, of Lieutenant David Rutherford Adams, RAMC, while serving at 41st General Hospital, Salonika, Greece.