William Watson Coupar

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 40640
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 15.12.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 60 to 61

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 23 Wolseley Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Margaret Coupar, 23 Wolseley St, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Coupar, 23 Wolseley St, Dundee

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  • Children:

More about William Watson Coupar

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

William W. Coupar   40640   Royal Scots Fusiliers


Official intimation has been received by Mr and Mrs John Coupar, 23 Wolseley Street, Dundee, of the death in action of their son Private William W. Coupar, Royal Scots Fusiliers.  Private Coupar was twenty-six years of age, and had been in France since October, 1916.  Previous to the outbreak of hostilities he was in the employment of the Eastern Co-Operative Society.

Deceased was an ex-member of the 22nd Boy’s Brigade (Trinity C.U. Church).  His brother, David, who is a gunner in the R.G.A., is at present recuperating from wounds received in France some time ago.

Dundee Courier 26th December 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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