William Dorward

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: July 1915
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no:
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 92 Dura St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Clerk (Pyalls Ltd, Cape Town)
  • Mother:

    Jane R. Dorward, 92 Dura St, Dundee

  • Father:

    John B. Dorward, 92 Dura St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Mrs McLeod, 49 Victoria St, Dundee

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Dorward

William Dorward   South African Infantry Regiment


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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