William Petrie Beattie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/17811
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Arbroath
  • Address: 21 Kincardine Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jemima Beattie, 21 Kincardine St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Joseph Beattie, 21 Kincardine St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Joseph

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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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