William D'Arcy

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 293039
  • Rank: Private
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  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 7th Battalion
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  • Date of Death: 01.07.1918
  • Burial Country: Scotland
  • Cemetery: Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: EE.5.28.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 24 St Mary St, Dundee
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  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth D’Arcy, 24 St Mary St, Dundee

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More about William D'Arcy

Pvt William Darcy

Grave Ref: EE 5.28

Died 1st July 1918 of wounds in hospital in Liverpool.

7th Battalion Number 293039

Born Dundee, lived at 36 St Mary’s Street, Dundee.  Married to Lizzie Green.

4944 William D’Arcy, Black Watch, enlisted at Dundee into the 4th Battalion The Black Watch. He joined the 4th Battalion sometime after 1915 – as he was not awarded the 1914-15 Star medal and would therefore be sent to France most likely sometime in 1916.

On William D’Arcy’s medal index card he has 3 numbers.  Firstly, 4944 which was his original 4th Battalion number: His second number was 6903 (which is his first 7th Battalion number). Thus, when the 4th and 5th battalions amalgamated he was transferred to the 7th Battalion and consequently when the Territorial forces were re-numbered in 1917, he was given 293039 as his regimental number which is also a 7th battalion number.  7th Battalion joined 51st (Highland) Division in France.

(Also credited to Anne McCluskey)

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