This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
William Smith Beat
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 1430
- Rank: Private
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 85 Cowgate, Dundee
- Occupation: Apprentice Slater
Margaret Beat, 85 Cowgate, Dundee
Powrie Beat, 3 Fleming Gdns, Dundee
More about William Smith Beat
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.
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