This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 196364
- Rank: Gunner
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
- Unit/Ship: 74th Brigade, 'B' Battery
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 18.10.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: VI.D.34A.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 76 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Vanman, James Durkie, Bakers, Stobswell, Dundee
Margaret Myles (formally Cruickshank) 76 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee
More about William Cruickshanks
William Cruickshanks 196364 Royal Field Artillery
DUNDEE GUNNER DIES FROM WOUNDS.
Mrs Myles, 76 Strathmartine Road, Dundee, has received a letter from a sister in a French military hospital notifying her of the death from wounds of her son, Gunner Wm. Cruickshanks, R.F.A. Deceased, who was 23 years of age, was the eldest son of the late Petty Officer Cruickshanks. His stepfather is serving with the R.F.A. at the front, having enlisted at the outbreak of war although over military age. A brother, Stoker Munro Cruickshanks, served 5½ years in the navy, and a younger brother, who was in the H.L.I., has been discharged.
Prior to enlistment, William was employed as a vanman by Mr James Durkie, baker, Hilltown, Dundee.
Dundee Courier 24th October 1917
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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