William Buchan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 11550
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Iraq
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 08.03.1916
  • Burial Country: Iraq
  • Cemetery: Basra Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 35 & 64

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 9 North Wellington Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Annie Buchan, 9 North Wellington St, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Buchan, 9 North Wellington St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Robert Rogers Buchan

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Buchan

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

William Buchan   11550   Highland Light Infantry

Mr John Buchan, 9 North Wellington Street, Dundee, has been notified that his son Corporal William Buchan, H.L.I., has been killed in action.  Corporal Buchan was 23 years of age.  Another son of Mr Buchan, Private Robert Buchan, Black Watch, died of wounds on 18th July of last year.

Dundee Courier 10th April 1916

William was the brother of Pte Robert Rogers Buchan, 923, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch, who died of wounds, 18.07.1915.

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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