William Forbes

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 188
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 03/09/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier and Face 10 A.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
  • Address: 192 Ferry Road, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Mary Forbes, 192 Ferry Rd, Dundee


  • Children:

    Alexander, 192 Ferry Rd, Dundee

More about William Forbes

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

William Forbes   188   Black Watch

FORBESIn loving memory of my dear brother, Private William Forbes, killed in action, on 3d of September 1916. Inserted by his sister and elder brother, also by Miss C. Hayter.

FORBESIn loving remembrance of my only brother, Private William Forbes, killed in action, on 3d of September 1916. – Inserted by his youngest sister Katie.

Dundee People’s Journal 8th September 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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