This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: October 1914
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 3/4063
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 32
- Date of Death: 25.01.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 62 Blackness Square, Dundee
- Occupation: Batcher, Queen Victoria Works, Dundee
Robert, born 23.06.1903, Bridget, born 03.01.1910, John, born 16.12.1911 & George, born, 21.04.1915
More about William Batchelor
William has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
William Batchelor 3/4063 Black Watch
ANOTHER DUNDEE SOLDIER FALLS AT LA BASSEE.
Every day brings further names of Dundee soldiers killed in the deadly work at La Bassee on 25th January.
Mrs Batchelor, Blackness Square, to-day received intimation that her husband, Private William Batchelor, of the Black Watch, fell on that day. Deceased, who was 32 years of age, had served seven years in the militia, and joined the Black Watch in October last. After a few weeks’ training at Nigg he was despatched to France. Before he left he was employed as a jute batcher at Queen Victoria Works.
Dundee Evening Telegraph 12th February 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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