William Denholm

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 76151
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Notts & Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
  • Unit/Ship: 17th Battalion
  • Place of Death: 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 13.02.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XI.A.23.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 53 Erskine Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    George Denholm

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Agnes Denholm, 53 Erskine St, Dundee

  • Children:

More about William Denholm

Formally served with Royal Engineers.

William Denholm   76151   Royal Engineers


The sad information has just come to hand of the death of Sapper William Denholm, Royal Engineers, Dundee.  The news will be a great shock to his many friends in the city.  Sapper Denholm, came all the way from Canada to give his services to his country, and was one of the first recruits for the R.E’s after the outbreak of war.  He had only been five weeks in the firing line when he paid the supreme sacrifice.  He had been transferred to the Sherwood Foresters.

Dundee People’s Journal 17th February 1917

DENHOLM―Died of wounds in 2d Canadian C.C.S., on 13th February, 1917, Sapper W. Denholm, R.E., beloved husband of Agnes M. Gibson, and youngest son of George Denholm, ironmoulder.

Dundee People’s Journal 24th February 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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