William Buist

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Cupar, Fife
  • Service no: S/4915
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 9th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • 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:
  • Place of Birth: Newport on Tay
  • Address: 2 Baldovan Tce, Dundee
  • Occupation: Apprentice Joiner
  • Mother:

    Elspeth Buist (stepmother) 2 Baldovan Tce, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Buist

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Buist

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

William Buist   S/4915   Black Watch


Intimation was yesterday received that Private William Buist, 9th Black Watch, had been killed in action in France.

Private Buist was 19 years of age, and was a son of the late Mr John Buist, joiner, Woodhaven, Wormit.  Previous to enlisting at Cupar shortly after the outbreak of war, Private Buist was serving his apprenticeship as a joiner with his grandfather, Mr W. Buist, Woodhaven.

Dundee Courier 5th November 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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