William Smith Beat

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1430
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 02/10/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I. K. 2.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 85 Cowgate, Dundee
  • Occupation: Apprentice Slater
  • Mother:

    Margaret Beat, 85 Cowgate, Dundee

  • Father:

    Powrie Beat, 3 Fleming Gdns, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Andrew, Francis, James, Euphemia, Elizabeth, Jane, Isabella, Alexander, Agnes, Annie & Thomas

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Smith Beat

On 2 October 1915, 1430 Pte. William Smith Beat, 4th Black Watch, died of wounds in France, aged 19.
He was the son of Powrie and Margaret Beat, 85 Cowgate Dundee.
Pte. Beat is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, I. K. 2.SLATER DIES OF WOUNDS. Mrs Beat, 85 Cowgate, Dundee, has received an official communication from the Record Office at Perth stating that her son, Private William Beat, of the 4th Black Watch, has succumbed in a French hospital to wounds received in action.
Private Beat, in a letter home, stated that he received a gunshot wound in the left shoulder while taking some prisoners into the British lines.
The deceased soldier had been wounded on a former occasion. He was twenty years of age, and was previously employed as an apprentice slater with Messrs Jas. Laburn & Sons, slaters, Constitution Road. The Courier, Tuesday, 5 October 1915, 4.


Additional information very kindly supplied by Dale Christie

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