William Brown

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 240212
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 31/07/1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 46 Hilltown, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker, Bowbridge Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Catherine Brown, 46 Hilltown, Dundee

  • Father:

    G. Brown

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Brown

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.

William Brown   240212   Black Watch


Mrs Brown, 46 Hilltown, Dundee, has received official intimation that her only son, Sergt. William Brown, Black Watch, has been missing since 31st July last.

Sergt. Brown was a Territorial, was called up at the outbreak of war, and proceeded to the front shortly after the commencement of hostilities.  He is 20 years of age, and the sole support of his widowed mother.  Sergeant Brown was previously wounded.  Prior to joining up he was a millworker with J. & A. D. Grimond, Ltd., Bowbridge Works.

Dundee Courier 17th October 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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