William Arthur

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/9539
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Aubers Ridge
  • Age at Death: 32
  • 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.

William Arthur   3/9539   Black Watch

The name of Private W. Arthur of the 3rd Black Watch appears in the casualty list as killed.  Recently a companion who was invalided home reported that he had fallen in the terrible battle of 9th May, but, it was only at the beginning of this week that the sad news was confirmed.  He was 32 years of age and leaves a widow who resides in Rossie Street.

Arbroath Herald 18th June 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Derek Robertson. Additional information kindly supplied by  Michael Caldwell

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