William Arthur

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/9539
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Aubers Ridge
  • Age at Death: 31
  • Date of Death: 09/05/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VIII.B.I

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 21/12/1883
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 19 Rossie Street, Arbroath
  • Occupation: Dyeworker, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Helen Hendry Arthur

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Mrs J. Fraser, 26 Hospital Wynd, Dundee

  • Spouse:

    Catherine Gilroy (unmarried wife)

  • Children:

    Willemina, born 07.08.1908

More about William Arthur

Private William Arthur was the illegitimate son of Helen Hendry Arthur. He worked as a dyeworker before joining the Army. He was killed in action at Aubers Ridge and is buried at Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, France.

Additional information kindly supplied by Derek Robertson.

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