William C. Benvie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/11334
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 17
  • Date of Death: 18.08.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VI.D.4.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
  • Address: 2 Castle St, Broughty Ferry
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jessie Benvie, 3 Derby Pl, Castle St, Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    W. Benvie, Royal Army Service Corps

  • Siblings:
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More about William C. Benvie

S-11334 Pte. William C. Benvie, 1st Black Watch, was killed in action on 18 August 1916, aged 17.
His mother lived at 3 Castle Street, Broughty Ferry, while his father, Driver W. Benvie, was serving in the Army Service Corps.
The 1st Black Watch held positions in Becourt Wood and the war diary records a ‘lot of shelling’.
He is buried in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France, VI. D. 4.

SON OF BROUGHTY FERRY SOLDIER IS KILLED IN ACTION. Mrs W. Benvie, 3 Castle St., Broughty Ferry, has been informed that her son, Private W. C. Benvie, Black Watch, was killed in action on 18th inst.
The sad news was sent by the lieutenant of his company, who states: – “We all had a great regard for him, for he was a brave soldier.”
The deceased was only 17 years of age. He enlisted a year ago, and went to the front in March last. His father, Driver W. Benvie, A.S.C., is at present serving in France. The Courier, Monday, 28 August 1916, 4.

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