Fourth son of Dryden and Margaret Brunskill of Hude Top, Middleton-in-Teesdale. Died only nine weeks after his older brother John Joseph Brunskill.
Adam worked with his father in lime manufacture prior to the war. Reported as being home on leave in the Teesdale Mercury, May 10th 1916.
He enlisted in January 1915 and served in France later that year as part of the Expeditionary Force before being discharged in September 1916 with a chest complaint, initially thought to be bronchitis but later diagnosed as tuberculosis of the lungs. Brunskill subsequently spent time in Willington Sanatorium and Wolsingham Sanatorium before returning home, where he died in late May 1917.