Eric Forbes Adam
Eric Forbes Adam's grave in Istanbul
|Full name||Eric Graham Forbes Adam|
Malabar Hill, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
|Domestic team information|
|Only First Class||11 June 1911 Camb. Uni. v Yorks|
Adam was born in Malabar Hill, Bombay, India, the second son of Sir Frank Forbes Adam, 1st Baronet. His older brother was General Sir Ronald Forbes Adam, 2nd Baronet. He was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge.
While at Cambridge he played one first class cricket match for Cambridge University against Yorkshire on 1–3 June 1911 at Fenner's. He batted at number 6 in Cambridge's first innings, scoring 10 before being caught by Arthur Dolphin off the bowling of Wilfred Rhodes. During Yorkshire's first innings he gained some measure of revenge on Rhodes by catching him for 1 off the bowling of John Frederick Ireland – the only catch of his first class career. In Cambridge's second innings he opened the batting with David Collins, scoring 17 before being bowled by Alonzo Drake. Cambridge won the match by 69 runs.
He was 3rd Secretary in British Peace Delegation to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919; the London Conference of 1920 and the San Remo Conference. He was First Secretary in the British Delegation to the, Lausanne Conference of 1922–1923.
He was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1923.
- "The Home of CricketArchive".
- "(Supplement) no. 32782". The London Gazette. 29 December 1922. p. 5.
- "no. 33094". The London Gazette. 20 October 1925. p. 6814.
- ADAM, Eric Graham Forbes, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007, accessed 28 Dec 2012
- The Times, Thursday, 9 Jul 1925; pg. 13; Issue 44009; col E Mr. E. Forbes Adam. Death In Constantinople. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)