William Foley

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: February 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2384
  • Rank: Lance Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: RAMC Casualty Clearing Station No. 49
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 15/10/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Contay British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: IV. B. 27.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 05.06.1888
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 29 Blackness Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Queen Victoria Works, Lower Pleasance Mill, 203 Brook St, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Betsy Foley, 29 Blackness Rd, Dundee

  • Children:

    Helen, born 22.01.1912, Rose Ann, born 24.07.1918 & Elizabeth, born 02.09.1914

More about William Foley

Lance Sergent William Foley died of wounds presumably suffered in Battles of The Somme.

William Foley   2384   Black Watch


Mrs Wm. Foley, who resides at 29 Blackness Road, Dundee, has received official intimation that her husband Lance-Sergeant Wm. Foley, of the Black Watch, died of wounds received in action on 15th inst.

The deceased soldier enlisted in the Black Watch in February, 1915, and up to the time of receiving his fatal injuries he had been engaged in much fighting without injury.  He was previously employed in Queen Victoria Works, Brook Street, Dundee, and leaves a widow and young family to mourn his loss.

Dundee Courier 27th October 1916


Additional information contributed by J.Flood, further information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

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