William Egan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 23723
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 28.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XXX.C.67.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 26 Isles Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jane Egan, 26 Isles Lane, Dundee

  • Father:

    Johnston Egan, 26 Isles Lane, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Addison, David & John

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Egan

William was the brother of Pte Addison Egan, 41896, 9th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) who was killed in action 25.10.1918. and Driver John Egan, 273906, 3rd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, who died 01.03.1919. His brother David also served during the Great War and is believed to have returned home safely.

William Egan   23723   Highland Light Infantry

EGAN___In loving memory of my dear son, Pte. William Egan, grandson of Addison Yeaman, reported missing on 28th April, since reported dead.

Inserted by his sorrowing parents, 26 Isles Lane.

Dundee People’s Journal 4th May 1918

Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson, further additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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