This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 9725
- Rank: Private
- 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
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 15 Tannadice Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Foundry Worker, Parker's Foundry
Margaret Brown, 15 Tannadice St, Dundee
More about William Brown
Willian has no known grave but is remembered on the Helles Memorial.
DUNDEE K.O.S.B. MAN KILLED IN ACTION.
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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