Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
We need you to tell us more about the life and times of William Balbirnie
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde Z/334
- Rank: Petty Officer
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
- Unit/Ship: Collingwood Battalion, R.N. Div
- Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
- Age at Death: 26
- Date of Death: 04.06.1915
- Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
- Cemetery: Helles Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 8 to 15
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 10 Brown St, Dundee
William Balbirnie, 67 Seagate, Dundee
Jane Balbirnie, 8 Brown St, Dundee
More about William Balbirnie
William has no known grave but is remembered on the Helles Memorial.
William Balbirnie CZ/334 Collingwood Bn R.N.D.
BALBIRNIE―Killed in action at the Dardanelles, on the 4th June, William Balbirnie, Bugle Major, Collingwood Battalion, Royal Naval Brigade, aged 26 years, eldest son of William Balbirnie, 67 Seagate, Dundee. – Inserted by his sorrowing Mother and Father.
Dundee People’s Journal 3rd July 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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