William S. Burnett

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 24651
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 17
  • Date of Death: 27.04.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Quarry Cemetery, Vermelles
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: F.8.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 25 Catherine St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Malcolm Ogilvie & Co, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Williamina Burnett, c/o Alex Lawrence, Thames Villa, Rural Route no1, Ontario, Canada

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    James

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William S. Burnett

William was the brother of Pte James Burnett, 2334, 4th Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action 03.09.1916.

William S. Burnett    24651   Highland Light Infantry

DUNDEE BROTHERS KILLED IN ACTION.

Two sons of Mrs Burnett, 25 Catherine Street, Dundee, have been killed in action.  Cpl. W. S. Burnett. a younger brother, was killed on April 26.  He was only 17 years of age.  Prior to enlistment Cpl. Burnett was employed in the works of Malcolm Ogilvie & Co., Ltd., Dundee.

Dundee Courier 25th September 1916

Additional information kindly supplied be Michael Caldwell

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