Great War Dundee
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: 76151
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 53 Erskine Street, Dundee
Agnes Denholm, 53 Erskine St, Dundee
More about William Denholm
Formally served with Royal Engineers.
William Denholm 76151 Royal Engineers
DUNDEE CANADIAN KILLED.
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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