William Balbirnie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde Z/334
  • Rank: Petty Officer
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  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 10 Brown St, Dundee
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  • Mother:
  • Father:

    William Balbirnie, 67 Seagate, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Jane Balbirnie, 8 Brown St, Dundee

  • Children:

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.

BALBIRNIEKilled 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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