William Brown

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1370
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 09/05/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Glasgow
  • Address: 175 Lochee Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Apprentice Motor Mechanic, Cox Brothers Ltd, Lochee
  • Mother:

    Isabella Brown

  • Father:

    William Boath Brown, 12 Bank St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Brown

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

William Brown   1370   4th Black Watch



Private William Brown, whose parents reside at 175 Lochee Road, Dundee, was killed in a charge on 9th May.  In a letter to deceased’s father Captain N. C. Walker says:–It is with a very sad heart I write you to let you know of the death of your son.  He was killed in action on 9th inst. during an attack on the German lines.  It may be some comfort to you to know that he died doing his duty nobly.  He was one of the first to cross the parapet after his platoon commander.  There have been many deaths in my company, but I feel his loss most keenly, as he has been my personal servant for the past two years, and a more faithful and capable man I could not wish for.”

Private Brown, who was nineteen years of age, had been in the 4th Black Watch for the past three years.  He was employed as an apprentice motor mechanic with Cox Brothers, Ltd., Lochee.

Dundee Courier 27th May 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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