William Brown

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2745
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 25/09/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 29.07.1885
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 73 Church Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Winder, Hillbank Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary Chalmers Halkett

  • Father:

    David Dougal Brown

  • Siblings:

    David, born 1875, Janet, born 1877, John, born 1881, Mary, born 1883, Henry, born 1887, Davina, born 1890 & Ann, born 1893

  • Spouse:

    Euphemia, Brown, c/o Small, 73 Church St, Dundee

  • Children:

    David, born 02.11.1910 & Mabel, born 10.08.1914

More about William Brown

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial. He is also remembered on the Dundee United FC Roll of Honour.

William Brown   2745   Black Watch


Private William Brown, Black Watch, a Dundee man posted missing since the battle of Loos, is now presumed to have been killed in action.  Intimation to this effect has been received by his wife, who resides at 73 Church Street.  Private Brown, who was about thirty years of age, was previous to enlisting, employed in Hillbank Works.  He was well known in football circles, and at one time played for Dundee Hibs.  Deceased leaves a widow and two of a family.

Dundee Courier 16th June 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell and Doris Neilson

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