William Brown

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 9725
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 02.05.1915
  • Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 15 Tannadice Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Foundry Worker, Parker's Foundry
  • Mother:

    Margaret Brown, 15 Tannadice St, Dundee

  • Father:
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More about William Brown

Willian has no known grave but is remembered on the Helles Memorial.


Mrs Brown, 15 Tannadice Street, Dundee, has received official intimation of the death of her son Private William Brown, of the K.O.S.B.  Private Brown, who would have attained his 26th birthday on the 31st of this month, was killed in action on 14th May.  He had been eight years in the army, and for the past six years had been in India.  In February of this year he obtained four days’ leave, and paid a visit to his home.  Before joining the army he was employed in Parker’s Foundry.

Dundee Courier 24th May 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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