This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: July 1915
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: South African Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 4th Regiment (South African Scottish)
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 36
- Date of Death: 09.04.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Highland Cemetery, Roclincourt
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.B.1.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 92 Dura St, Dundee
- Occupation: Clerk (Pyalls Ltd, Cape Town)
Jane R. Dorward, 92 Dura St, Dundee
John B. Dorward, 92 Dura St, Dundee
Mrs McLeod, 49 Victoria St, Dundee
More about William Dorward
William Dorward South African Infantry Regiment
“COURIER” EMPLOYEE FALLS IN ACTION.
Mrs McLeod, 49 Victoria Street, Dundee, has received intimation from the War Office to the effect that her brother, Lieutenant W. Dorward, South African Infantry Regiment, has been killed in action.
Lieut. Dorward was for several years employed in the Courier Office, and took part in the South African War. For the past twelve years he had been employed as confidential clerk in the Standard Flour Mills, South Africa. In July, 1915, he enlisted in the South African forces as a piper, and after service in Egypt he was drafted to France, and in November, 1916, was gazetted lieutenant. In January of this year he was in Dundee on furlough.
Lieut. Dorward was a native of Dundee, and for many years a prominent member of Whitehall Swimming Club. He was 37 years of age.
Dundee Courier 17th April 1917
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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