This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
William Petrie Beattie
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: S/17811
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 9th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 19
- Date of Death: 30/09/1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras
- Grave/Mem Ref no: VI.A.2
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Arbroath
- Address: 21 Kincardine Street, Dundee
Jemima Beattie, 21 Kincardine St, Dundee
Joseph Beattie, 21 Kincardine St, Dundee
More about William Petrie Beattie
Private William Petrie Beattie was gassed and killed on the 30th September 1917, aged 19.
William Petrie Beattie S/17811 Black Watch
DUNDEE BLACK WATCH MAN FALLS IN ACTION.
Mr Joseph Beattie, 21 Kincardine Street, Dundee, has received official intimation that his second eldest son, Pte. William Petrie Beattie, Black Watch, died of gas poisoning on 30th September last. Pte. Beattie who was 19 years of age, enlisted in the Black Watch about 14 months ago, but had only been out at the front for two months. His brother, Cpl. Joseph Beattie, is serving in the R.F.A. at present, and has been at the front since the outbreak of hostilities.
Dundee Courier 18th October 1917
Additional information kindly supplied by Derek Robertson. Further information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.
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