William Simpson Burnett

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 6982
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Suffolk Regiment
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 29
  • Date of Death: 09.06.1915
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 21

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Forfar
  • Address: 14 Balmore Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
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  • Spouse:

    Margaret Hyde Burnett, 14 Balmore St, Dundee

  • Children:

More about William Simpson Burnett

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


News has been received by his wife, who resides at 14 Balmore Street, Dundee, that Sergeant W. S. Burnett, 1st Suffolk Regiment, has been missing since 8th May.

Sergeant Burnett is a native of Dundee, and his parents reside in Park Avenue.  He had been in the Suffolks for about ten years, and some eighteen months ago was promoted sergeant.  He was stationed with his regiment in Egypt when war broke out.  He went to France in January, and since then has seen much fighting.  Of fine physique, Sergeant Burnett was an enthusiastic soldier, and the news that he is missing will be learned with great regret.

Dundee Courier 8th June 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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