William Black

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 11521
  • Rank: Guardsman
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 18.05.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 3 & 4

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Aberdeenshire
  • Address: 12 Wilkie's Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation: Iron Dresser, Blackness Foundry, Dundee
  • Mother:

    12 Wilkies Lane, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    James

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Black

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.

William Black   11521   2nd Scots Guards

DUNDEE GUARDSMAN IS KILLED IN ACTION.

Mrs Black, 12 Wilkie’s Lane, Dundee, has been officially notified by the War Office that her son, Private Wm. Black, 2nd Scots Guards, who has been posted as missing since 18th May, is now taken as having been killed in action on that date.

Private Black, who was 19 years of age, enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war.  Prior to enlistment he was employed as an iron dresser in Blackness Foundry, Dundee.

Driver James Black, a brother of the deceased soldier, is serving in the Royal Field Artillery.

Dundee Courier 6th April 1916

Additional Information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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