21 June 1917 : Major Henry George Vergottini Adler

Henry Adler was born on 7 June 1873 Winburg, Orange Free State, South Africa

Location of Winburg in South Africa (cc OpenStreetMap)

His parents were Wilhelm Heinrich and Cecelia (née Virgottini) of Gloucester Crescent, London. 

The Royal School of Mines is a historic listed building, historically a separate constituent college within Imperial College. Today the building is home to the departments of Materials, and Earth Science and Engineering. CC BY-SA 4.0 Shadowssettle

Henry was educated at Army House, Neuenheim College, but resigned after 2 years to study mining and metallurgy at the School of Mines, South Kensington. He was a Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers. 

St. Mary Abbots Church, Kensington Church Street, W8 - north side by Mike Quinn CC BY-SA 2.0

In 1897 he married Miss Ruby Escombe at St.Mary Abbot's Church, South Kensington, London. They lived at 192 Queens Gate, South Kensington. 

Henry Adler held mining responsibilities in Canada, South Africa and Australia. 

In 1915 , age 42, he returned to England to enlist. He began as a 2nd Lt, RGA in 1916, and was quickly promoted to Captain and then on 6 June 1917 to Major, Royal Garrison Artillery, 184th Siege Batt

Pension Card from The Western Front Association archive on Fold3 by Ancestry

Major Henry George Vergottini Adler 

Kia Ypres 21 June 1917
Headstone of H G V Adler with thanks to South African War Graves

Sources: Ancestry and De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour vol 5, Census Returns, British Newspaper Archive, WFA Officers' Records on Fold3, South Africa War Graves Project.