William Dand

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 5097
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps
  • Unit/Ship: 63rd Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 01.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 5C & 12C

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
  • Address: 22 Church Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Dye Worker
  • Mother:

    Christina Cochrane Dand, 72 Church St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Andrew Dand, 72 Church St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Dand

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

William Dand    5097   Machine Gun Corps

YOUNG DUNDONIAN IN MACHINE GUN CORPS

IS KILLED IN ACTION.

Private William Dand, Dundee, a member of the Machine Gun Corps, has fallen in action.  Deceased, who had scarcely attained the age of 19, was killed on the 1st of the month.  He is a son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Dand, 72 Church Street.

Private Dand originally joined the Scottish Rifles shortly after the outbreak of war, but when volunteers were asked for the machine gun corps, he offered his services.  Before enlisting he was employed in the city as a dye worker.

Dundee Courier 26th July 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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