William Dair

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2068
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 11/05/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XVII.A.13.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 8 Cross Row, Park Wynd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Miner
  • Mother:

    Catherine Dair, 2 Heans Lane, Dundee

  • Father:

    Hugh Cameron Dair, 2 Heans Lane, Dundee

  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Dair

  1. Dair   2068   Black Watch

Intimation reached his parents, who reside at 8 Cross Row, Park Wynd, Dundee, of the death of the 4th Black Watch.  Private Dair was attached to B Company, and was engaged in bomb-throwing on 9th May, when he was severely wounded in the head.  The news of his death is sent by Lieutenant Stevenson, who states that he died after a few days in hospital.  In his letter Lieutenant Stevenson pays a warm tribute to the deceased.  He always showed great aptitude for his rather difficult work, he writes, and was always willing to do his bit.  Deceased was only 21 years of age, and before rejoining the colours (having served in the 5th Battalion previously) was employed in the coal pits in Fife.

Dundee People’s Journal 29th May 1915

William is believed to be the brother of Pte Hugh Dair, 53551, 14th Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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