Private Adam Shearlaw

Private Adam Shearlaw, “B” Battery, 107th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He died from wounds in France, aged 33, on the 16th April 1917 suffered during the Battle of Arras. He had been born in Coldingham and was the son of Janet and the late George Shearlaw of Shear farm, Reston and Lumsden, Coldingham. He was the husband of the late Helen Shearlaw of Cheeklaw, Duns and is buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. He had enlisted in November 1915 having been employed as a ploughman at Whittinghame, East Lothian. The R.F.A. normally used the 18 pounder artillery piece in an anti infantry role using both shrapnel and high explosive shells one of which is pictured below . His brother George also died during the War – see above.

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